Friday, June 23, 2006

In the land of Bentham

Smokers are the new lepers. One already sees them huddled in doorways. Soon the health bill now before the UK parliament will ban smoking in all workplaces in England, including pubs, restaurants and private clubs. But the government revealed ... that the ban might eventually apply to doorways and entrances of offices and public buildings, as well as to bus shelters and sports stadiums. Smokers are to be driven out into the wilderness...

Thats by Martin Wolf in the Financial Times, via Mark Thoma.

Tim Harford puts it well.

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