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The Election Just Unleashed a New Hedonism Economy

Last week, voters in multiple states voted to legalize marijuana and sports gambling

Ballots being counted at the Maricopa County Elections Department office on November 5, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Ballots being counted at the Maricopa County Elections Department office on November 5, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo: Courtney Pedroza/Stringer/Getty Images

Since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, Americans have fallen hard for the sin industries — drinking harder, gambling more, and smoking more marijuana. But the election has made that streak clearer than ever: Five states — most of them…

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