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Lower the drinking age

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 30, 2009

John McCardell: get rid of the federally mandated drinking age in the US to make way for more creative and useful solutions.

The way our society addresses this problem has been about as effective as a parachute that opens on the second bounce. Clearly, state laws mandating a minimum drinking age of 21 haven't eliminated drinking by young adults — they've simply driven it underground, where life and health are at greater risk.