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One intervention won't fix a nation's drinking problem

by Jamie Bartlett / 15 Feb 2012 15:06

Ever since we discovered the joys of drinking alcohol, those who govern have worried we enjoy it too much. In the mid-tenth century, King Edgar introduced the first recorded law to curb drunkeness, which was followed by a thousand years of (usually failed) attempts to regulate when, where, and how much we drink.

It is something of an obsession for modern leaders too. David Cameron today re-declared war on the binge-drinkers. It is

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