With all respect, kellyb, you are missing a few key points.By 1923 it was and stayed higher than in 1918. So, if anything, a slight overall increase compared to pre-prohibition.
Your claim stands only if your pre-Prohibition data comes exclusively from 1918 -- a year where the sale of alcohol was already MAJORLY discouraged, due to the war. It was considered "unpatriotic" to drink, since alcohol was associated with Germans and grain was needed for the war effort. Countless regulatory hassles were put in place for brewers and retailers, greatly reducing consumption before it was finally banned outright... ironically after the armistice was signed, by the Wartime Prohibition Act.
In 1910 and 1915, before the U.S. joined the war and all the silliness, drinking rates were much higher.
You know it.Would you start smoking crack if crack were decriminalized?
I can't wait for the law to change so I can start smoking crack!
Maybe we can agree that overall, after a couple of years, prohibition had little if any effect on overall consumption. (whether there was a slight increase or decrease we can disagree on, but since we're talking about really small numbers here, it's irrelevant.)
Oh, definitely. They'd been around since the 1840s, but it wasn't until a combination of Civil War/immigration fallout (which creates a lot of drunks, apparently?) that they started getting any traction. The propaganda had been around for ages, but they used the war to their full advantage!I see your point, but I think the anti-drinking "propaganda" push probably would have existed without the war. And yes, that's effective. (see: smoking)
I actually agree with that (from the data I've read, anyway). I don't even have a problem with the possibility that people were drinking more. It just makes me crazy when I hear somebody say "Prohibition actually made people drink more" with certainty, because of the lack of any hard evidence.Maybe we can agree that overall, after a couple of years, prohibition had little if any effect on overall consumption. (whether there was a slight increase or decrease we can disagree on, but since we're talking about really small numbers here, it's irrelevant.)
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