Prohibitionism


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Prohibitionism

The legal philosophy that the best way to reduce unwanted actions is to ban them. For example, a prohibitionist may believe that the best way to end smoking is to forbid the possession or sale of tobacco. The effectiveness of prohibitionism is highly controversial.
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In addition, prohibitionism seems closed to the possibility that cell phones, under the right circumstances, might be a legitimate learning resource.
At about the same time, he became a staunch advocate of women's suffrage, a movement that shared much of the political base of prohibitionism, and which Bryan argued would raise the moral tone of political life generally.
Despite the fact that the justifications and data used to promote these measures do not stand up to scrutiny, legislators and a receptive public make creeping prohibitionism a real possibility.
The perceived need for widespread sobriety within the working class did not result in a great wave of working-class prohibitionism, though such sentiments did appear.
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