How far should we go to save people from themselves? From an atricle about UK alcoholism:
Politicians have proposed remedies ranging from minimum alcohol prices to bans on barroom promotions to wider use of shatterproof cups in places where broken pint glasses are frequently used as weapons.[Empahsis added]
I think that this type of mandate is pointless — people tend to find a way to do what they want regardless of the social engineering government’s attempt. In Massachusetts, people buy liquor from out of state and switch alcohol consumption to the home (aka “pre-game”) to avoid high prices at the bar and in the state.
I don’t think government should protect people from their own stupidity — but it should protect people from the stupidity of others.