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    NY Strangles Small Business

    In libertarian circles we call this paternalism.

    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    Higher tobacco prices do decrease smoking. But a fine over .11 is over the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Higher tobacco prices do decrease smoking. But a fine over .11 is over the top.
    Right. I'm not for smoking, people should quit, but it's not the government's place to coerce it even paternalistically.\



    It's odd. Here the government raises prices with the belief it will reduce smokers while at the same time it raises wages with the belief it will increase jobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Higher tobacco prices do decrease smoking. But a fine over .11 is over the top.
    In an over-populated world, maybe we should pay people to do it.

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