Re: Guy Offers Free Rides to Keep Drunk Drivers Off the Streets, Is Arrested - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine

Guy Offers Free Rides to Keep Drunk Drivers Off the Streets, Is Arrested - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine. reason.com (2010-08-07):

Katherine Mangu-Ward | August 5, 2010 Some guy's friend gets killed by a drunk driver and he decides to do something about it. He starts a service to keep drunks off the road by offering free rides home. It turns out that Quincy, Illinois, is well stocked with semi-responsible drunks,...

In which the city government in Quincy, Illinois solves the Free Rider problem.

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  1. John markley

    There’s a problem with the link; it takes me to an otherwise blank page that says “Disallowed Key Characters.”

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  3. John Markley

    Works fine for me now.

  4. Gabriel

    This the kind of “breaking legs and handing out the crutches” that Kevin Carson likes to talk about. By interfering with a peaceful citizen’s efforts to keep drunken drivers off the street the State directly implicates itself in subsequent drunk driving deaths. It doesn’t make it solely responsible of course, but enough to convict it. :)

    • Rad Geek

      This the kind of “breaking legs and handing out the crutches” that Kevin Carson likes to talk about.

      Pretty much, except that they’re not even offering a government welfare scheme in response to the problem they’re causing: the State’s proposed alternative remedy is just to pull people over and arrest them. So if anything, this is more like breaking legs, and then kicking the cripple while he’s down.

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