April 9: Crimes and Criminals (Law and Lawyers)

April 9
Crimes and Criminals  

 

There’d never been a more advantageous time to be a criminal in America than during the 13 years of Prohibition. At a stroke, the American government closed down the fifth largest industry in the United States—alcohol production —and just handed it to criminals—a pretty remarkable thing to do.

~Bill Bryson

 

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The ban on sports betting does exactly what Prohibition did. It makes criminals rich.

~James Surowiecki