We recently posted a piece showing that smokers pay far more in tobacco-related taxes than is spent by taxpayers on treating smoking-related diseases. As someone who enjoys the occasional half pint of real ale, I’ve wondered if the same could be said about people who drink alcohol. Christopher Snowdon of the Institute of Economic Affairs has just supplied the answer – here. The bottom line? People who smoke and/or drink alcohol are heavily subsidising non-smokers and/or teetotallers, and should be thanked accordingly by them.
About Mike Buchanan
Mike Buchanan is a British anti-feminist men's rights activist (MRA). He was the founder and remained the leader (2013-22) of this party, before it was relaunched as the Children & Family Party in April 2022. Elizabeth Hobson was the leader from May 2020 to March 2021.
J4MB was throughout its existence the only party in the English-speaking world which was resolutely anti-feminist and campaigned for the human rights of men and boys on many fronts. Those rights are assaulted by states' actions and inactions in many areas, almost always to privilege women and girls. 20 such areas were explored in the party's 2015 general election manifesto.
Mike was a business executive for 30 years before taking early retirement in 2010. He's written 10 books and is also a publisher. His last three books have been concerned with gender and gender politics, the most recent being Feminism: the ugly truth (2016).
Mike was the creator of the website Laughing at Feminists.
He has sole responsibility for organizing future International Conferences on Men's Issues (ICMIs) in Europe, and was the sole organizer of the London conferences in 2016 and 2018. He was the conference director for the online conferences in 2020 and 2021.