[LMB] OT: legalization

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Wed Jan 26 14:06:50 GMT 2011


On Jan 26, 2011, at 6:57 AM, Howard Brazee wrote:

> 
> On Jan 25, 2011, at 6:41 PM, Damien Sullivan wrote:
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>> On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 03:02:15PM -0700, Howard Brazee wrote:
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>>> Current Western sensibilities are to protect youth more than just
>>> about any time in history.   If we go further to single child
>> 
>> OTOH a drinking age of 21 is a unique perversion of the US, and a pretty
>> recent one at that, driven by Congress's driving safety concerns.
>> Elsewhere it's 18 or lower.
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> 
> The trend isn't completely consistent - which is the nature of trends.   But don't you agree that this trend is widespread in many countries?


What's difficult to predict is which of our current "natural" sensibilities will be accepted as natural in future generations.


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