Wiki Wednesday – Prohibition

Didn’t work then, doesn’t work now. But what do you know of the original movement Did you know this?: Organized crime received a major boost from Prohibition. Mafia groups limited their activities to prostitution, gambling, and theft until 1920, when organized bootlegging emerged in response to Prohibition. A profitable, often violent, black market for alcohol…

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Without Comment, Welfare Stats

Keep in mind, there is bound to be some overlap, people who are on two or more forms of assistance. Found here: 109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded “means-tested programs” — also known as welfare — as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released…

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