Thursday, December 16, 2004

Cigarette Smuggling

John places Cigarette Smuggling in the context of Commodity Trust (December 15th).

A new twist - suggestions that smuggled cigarettes (being unregulated) may contain all sorts of poisonous chemicals, and might be dangerous. Ha!

This is a blatent attempt to encourage smokers to smoke legal fags, by provoking them to distrust the smuggled ones. But if smokers were able to rationally change their behaviour because of scare tactics by Government, they would have stopped smoking years ago.

In a situation like this, commodity trust easily overpowers authority trust.