Eric Felten, an award-winning drinks writer, recently pointed out a glaring downside to government-run drinks shops: I heard last week from an intrepid subscriber to the Washington Examiner who had read my May 10 column about how I like my martini
Raise your hand if you enjoy alcoholic beverages. Now raise your other hand if you love free markets. Alright, readers, you can put both your arms back down —this is not a stick-up— and continue scrolling downward. Wouldn’t it be
Have you heard the news? So-called “sin taxes” —particularly those on alcoholic beverages— are being rebranded as “health taxes.” It’s true. I am happy that we may finally cast aside the term “sin taxes,” a label that oozes moralism. Really
If Rep. Jesse Topper has his way, Pennsylvania’s legislature will roll back its infamous stealth tax on drinks. Topper, a Republican representing the south-central Bedford, Franklin, and Mercer counties, has introduced H.R. 2263, which would repeal the “flexible pricing” authority
Does Ohio forbid advertisements for any alcoholic beverage from referencing Santa Claus? Does Virginia prohibit happy hours? Watch and learn about some of the most ludicrous drinks laws in America. To learn more, surf to http://www.drinksreform.org.
Kevin R. Kosar writes: “Plenty of hooey comes from the mouths of elected officials. Arguably, the prize for the nuttiest statement of all might go to the late Sen. Morris Sheppard, D-Texas. In 1930, he haughtily declared, “There’s as much chance