January 4, 2013

Black Market Origins of the U.S. Condom Industry

Peter Andreas, Slate


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It’s an old American tradition to ban sinful commerce in the name of morality. And despite our rhetoric about free trade, America has also often passed laws to insulate favored industries from international competition. But these two kinds of legislation often amount to the same thing, often with surprising results. Consider the case of the condom.

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