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making something illegal has many complex effects one is that it reduces the act or misconduct

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RationalMadman
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when the speed limit was lowered to 55 it saved many lives and gas, when it was raised to 70 instead of people traveling at 70 like they used to they travel at 90 laws are not perfect prohibition did not wipe out drinking but statics show it cut drinkiing in half https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/6/5/18518005/prohibition-alcohol-public-health-crime-benefits

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The effect of reducing the thing that's made illegal is a simple effect, not a complex one.

#semantickritikforthewin
Round 2
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Simple

ADJECTIVE simpler, simplest
  • 1Easily understood or done; presenting no difficulty.
    ‘a simple solution’
    ‘camcorders are now so simple to operate’

    Synonyms
    1. 1.1attributive Used to emphasize the fundamental and straightforward nature of something.

      ‘the simple truth’
https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/simple (this is Oxford Dictionaries, the website is just names Lexico as it's their new publishing corporation name)

Complex

ADJECTIVE
  • 1Consisting of many different and connected parts.
    ‘a complex network of water channels’

    Synonyms
    1. 1.1Not easy to analyse or understand; complicated or intricate.

      ‘a complex personality’
      ‘the situation is more complex than it appears’

It is a simple outcome, not a complex one, that results in the reduction of the act occuring. Therefore, it is not 'one of' the complex effects.
Round 3
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Simple