Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Quote of the Day (Robert Armstrong, on the 'Bills' for the Freedom to Drink and Take Drugs)

“We need to remember, as our bongs gurgle merrily, how our society and its rituals have been shaped around the original legal drug. We teach the young about its dangers. We have an entire subculture, in Alcoholics Anonymous, that has grown up to help the people who have a deadly relationship with drink. And still we bury 140,000 Americans a year who die from drinking too much; guns kill only a third as many. This is what we pay for the freedom to drink. The bill for the freedom to take drugs is yet to be presented.”—Financial commentator Robert Armstrong, “How America Got High As a Kite,” The Financial Times, Nov. 18-19, 2023

The image accompanying this post shows Nicolas Cage in his Oscar-winning role as a depressed alcoholic in Leaving Las Vegas.

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