Should Happy Hour Be Banned?
Opinion Pages- Room for Debate of The New York Times
Illinois is one of several states that passed laws banning happy hours years ago when fears of drunken driving deaths inspired crackdowns on bar discounts that led to excessive drinking. Now Gov. Bruce Rauner is considering a bill, passed by the Illinois legislature, that would scale back the ban and ring in happy hours once again.
But are such bans good policy, curbing drinking and drunken driving, or are they an unnecessary overreaction?
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