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Wash Your Bags -- Or Else

JiminGA Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 10:56 AM
Liberals seeking utopia and unicorns most often act without critical thought (which they are incapable of). Remember when Pelosi said "we have to pass it in order to find out what's in it" ? To a liberal, style always comes before substance.
San Francisco passed America's first ban on plastic bags in chain groceries and drugstores in 2007. In a research paper for the Institute for Law and Economics, law professors Jonathan Klick and Joshua Wright crunched state and federal data on emergency room admissions and food-borne illness deaths and figured that the San Francisco ban "led to an increase in infections immediately upon implementation."

They found a 46 percent rise in food-borne illness deaths. The bottom line: "Our results suggest that the San Francisco ban led to, conservatively, 5.4 annual additional deaths."

So is San Francisco's bag ban a killer? Conceivably, yes, but probably...