I've read a lot about prohibition, but I never read about the government's deliberate effort to make industrial alcohol undrinkably poisonous. Thousands of people seem to have died as a result.Thousands of people die from drinking an industrial solvent and it's the government's fault.
It's called denaturing, Megan. We still do it!
BONUS FUN: From the article:
Poisonous alcohol still kills—16 people died just this month after drinking lethal booze in Indonesia, where bootleggers make their own brews to avoid steep taxes—but that's due to unscrupulous businessmen rather than government order.So, in Indonesia, selling industrial solvents for human consumption is the sellers fault. In America, it's the government's.
God bless the reasoned discourse at Slate.