Regulating Vice: Misguided Prohibitions and Realistic Controls by Jim LeitzelRegulating Vice: Misguided Prohibitions and Realistic Controls by Jim Leitzel

Regulating Vice: Misguided Prohibitions and Realistic Controls

byJim Leitzel

Paperback | November 5, 2007

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Regulating Vice focuses on public policy toward traditional vices such as alcohol, nicotine, drugs, gambling, and commercial sex. It explains why vice prohibitions generally are misguided, and also describes the dangers of unfettered access to alcohol, cocaine, or heroin. Sin taxes, advertising restrictions, licensing, and subsidies to treatment are all potentially desirable components of balanced vice policies. Regulating Vice brings a sophisticated analysis to vice control, an analysis that applies to prostitution as well as drugs, to tobacco as well as gambling, while remaining accessible to a broad audience.
Title:Regulating Vice: Misguided Prohibitions and Realistic ControlsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:316 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:November 5, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521706602

ISBN - 13:9780521706605

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Table of Contents

1. The harm principle; 2. Addiction: rational and otherwise; 3. The robustness principle; 4. Prohibition; 5. Taxation, licensing, and advertising controls; 6. Commercial sex; 7. The internet and vice; 8. Free trade and federalism; Conclusions; Appendix: Vice statistics; References.

Editorial Reviews

"...provides a refreshingly balanced framework in a field often dominated by loud moral judgments and polarized extremes."
--Harvard Law Review