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I have never understood the utter outrage with which people respond to the chewing gum thing. A non-essential triviality was banned in the name of public cleanliness. I understand that not everybody may agree with the government drawing such a hard line in favor of the public good over private freedom, but the sort of disbelieving and contemptuous outrage that I often hear is just incomprehensible.

Given the sort of adjustments that we ought to be making to the relentless tide of plastic pollution poisoning the oceans, and carbon pollution destroying the climate, this sort of regulation seems not only reasonable, but necessary.

by Zwackus on Sun Nov 24th, 2019 at 01:28:54 AM EST
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