The “unintended consequences” of Australia’s grafitti ban

A good example of how legislation tends to promote the very activity it is trying t restrict. Here is the key quote:

The laws are harsh, Doyle agrees, but it does not stop the artists, who appear in greater numbers every day to make their mark on the city. “This kind of art has to have an illegal element to it,” he said before flashing a toothy grin. “In the end, you’ve got to have your street cred, you know?”

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