81st Anniversary Celebration of Repeal Day: Prohibition Still Doesn’t Work

Featuring Walter Olson, Stacia Cosner, Michelle Minton, & Kat Murti

On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, supposedly ending our nation’s failed experiment with prohibitionism. Yet, 81 years later, modern‐​day prohibitionists continue to deny the laws of supply and demand, attempting to control what individuals can choose to put into their own bodies. Please join the Cato Institute for a celebration of the 81st anniversary of the repeal of alcohol prohibition. Panelists will discuss modern prohibitions — from the Drug War to blue laws; tobacco regulation to transfats — drawing connections with their earlier antecedent. Alcoholic beverages and other commonly restricted refreshments (bring on the trans fats!) will be served following the discussion.