By Alasdair MacIntyre

Hugely arguable whilst it was once first released in 1981, Alasdair MacIntyre's After advantage has due to the fact tested itself as a landmark paintings in modern ethical philosophy. during this ebook, MacIntyre sought to deal with a predicament in ethical language that he traced again to a eu Enlightenment that had made the formula of ethical rules more and more tough. within the look for a manner out of this deadlock, MacIntyre returns to an prior strand of moral considering, that of Aristotle, who emphasized the significance of 'virtue' to the moral lifestyles. greater than thirty years after its unique e-book, After advantage is still a piece that's most unlikely to disregard for someone attracted to our realizing of ethics and morality at the present time.

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However, when the Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England was published in 2004 many were worried about increases in crime, violence, sexual health and the strains on hospital and police services when pubs, bars and clubs could open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The popular media brandished phrases such as ‘on the lash – permanently’, ‘excessive violence’ and ‘boozy Britain’. Indeed, newspaper Social Responsibilities and the Alcohol Industry 43 commentators such as Chapman (2005) of the Daily Mail reported on the lunacy of 24-hour drinking, and judges and police warning that it would trigger a devastating explosion of violence.

However, the World Health Organization is calling for tighter controls, bans and product placement to be considered to try to protect young or vulnerable people from feeling pressured to drink. Fair pricing of alcoholic drinks Chapter 1 gave some indications as to how taxes raised from alcohol sales has funded wars and been used in peace-making. Currently, in many developed countries the ‘pile ’em high sell ’em cheap’ philosophy has Social Responsibilities and the Alcohol Industry 33 moved into the licensed trade, particularly off-trade such as supermarkets.

The Temperance Society therefore, encouraged the working classes to curtail their drinking habits, to act responsibly and to better their working and home life. Sobriety was also popular with the middle classes, who were shown that, through abstinence, they were no longer living as ‘slaves to alcohol’ with the evils of alcohol consumption behind them, they began to preach that society would move into a peaceful and respectable future. The government, faced by these different calls, felt they had to respond, and Goulburn announced a number of new legislative powers and changes to tax under the Beer Act (1830).

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