February 05, 2004

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly? Not Quite

Posted by shonk at 10:51 AM in Art, Politics | TrackBack

The good: Wales police chief pushes for drug legalization, saying current drug laws do “more harm than good”.

The bad: Former surgeon generals call for tax hike on cigarettes (link via Improved Clinch), apparently believing that, though smokers “lost their free choice when they became addicted as children”, a $2 tax increase will prompt 5 million to quit. Jacob Sullum comments in the linked post:

In other words, people who can’t break tobacco’s tenacious hold suddenly find that they can when the price of cigarettes goes up. Apparently, the free choice that is lost when you start smoking can be restored through taxation. Only the fleeced are truly free.

The beautiful: Buddhabrot


You must be running a spidering mechanism or something; the amount of random (but interesting) links I see on this site is freakish.

Posted by: mock at February 5, 2004 11:25 AM

It's called RSS.

Posted by: shonk at February 5, 2004 11:33 AM