I dont get why you all keep arguing about modern day **** thats not even banned, or the immediate effects of a ban. Smoking has been reduced by anti smoking campaigns if you wanna argue there, but more importantly lets talk about things that are banned that arent gonna have idiots arguing stupid things: gladiatorial death arenas. Wheres the market for gladiatorial death arenas? or do you want to use slavery as an example, last i checked the % of the population enslaved has gone down, even if slavery isnt completely gone. Prostitution, child pornography, these are all markets that have been reduced by making them illegal. Youll notice, instead of being used as was considered 'harmful' those vices have evolved to meet modern moral standards, like prostitution, gig economy, or football arenas. If you have to rely on the most socially accepted vices to justify not outlawing any vice, your argument has no value for judging the predicted effects of vices in an artificial society we control with near absolute information.
In the immediate aftermath of all those things being banned, they went through a prohibition phase. Prostitution didnt become a less than 1% of the working population thing for at least 20 years after it began being banned in the US. (best estimates i can find place number of prostitutes in england in 1801 when the first modern censuses were beginning to happen at .72% of the total population, no estimate for total of working population easily findable but its definitly over 1% of total. Meanwhile, an estiamate from 1990s predicted twenty three in one hundred thousand full time prostitutes, or basically **** all of the population. The absolute highest estimate i can find for the us in modern times (looking specifically for the most exagerative articles)is at .28% of the population. Or less than half. Prostitution is still an industry with public support for its existence, and places where it is legalized. Something without support like a gladiatorial death arena is so unheard of, there probably arent measurable statistics.
zgrssd rellying on quoting the guy wrong in order to try and make a point, man anyone getting that far down the threads gonna see that dishonesty please dont do that.
< Message edited by Nexira -- 3/11/2021 11:56:12 PM >