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The Big Apple: Cigarettes and Central Planners

The Restaurant Business Can Self-Regulate Regarding Smoking

OCTOBER 01, 1995 by A.A. SHENFIELD

If there's any industry that is fully capable of self-regulating about smoking, surely it's the New York City restaurant business. It seems clear that the market is thoroughly adept at adjusting to customers who prefer a smoke-free environment, if they request it, and equally capable of catering to others who wish to have a cigarette after dinner.

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Letters

DECEMBER 01, 1956 by A.A. SHENFIELD

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Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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