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In the News: Legislating Under the Influence
Eighteen states in the U.S. hold government monopolies over the sales of beer, wine, and other liquors. In their article for Real Clear Policy, “Legislating Under the Influence,” Professors Antony Davies and James Harrigan argue that government control of alcohol sales will not decrease consumption and make us safer but will impose unnecessary restrictions on our freedom.
“State control does not make us safer, more sober, or richer. Thirty six percent of the U.S. has held this tight grip on alcohol since the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. It is time to admit that there is a better way. The data is quite clear.”
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