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Strange brew : alcohol and government monopoly

Author: Douglas Glen Whitman
Publisher: Oakland, Calif. : Independent Institute, ©2003.
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"After Prohibition ended in 1933, many states passed laws regulating the sale of alcoholic beverages. Ostensibly intended to protect wholesalers from the market power of large suppliers and the public from the harmful effects of alcohol, these laws in fact created government-protected monopolies." "In Strange Brew, one of the first studies of this topic, economist Douglas Glen Whitman subjects these regulations, now  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Glen Whitman
ISBN: 0945999887 9780945999881
OCLC Number: 52871836
Description: 50 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Alcohol and government monopoly
Responsibility: Douglas Glen Whitman.
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"After Prohibition ended in 1933, many states passed laws regulating the sale of alcoholic beverages. Ostensibly intended to protect wholesalers from the market power of large suppliers and the public from the harmful effects of alcohol, these laws in fact created government-protected monopolies." "In Strange Brew, one of the first studies of this topic, economist Douglas Glen Whitman subjects these regulations, now known as Franchise Termination Laws, to critical scrutiny." "Strange Brew demonstrates that the laws regulating the alcoholic beverage industry, more aptly called "monopoly protection laws," reflect powerful special interests in the political process who use such measures to restrict markets, shield themselves from competition and consumer preferences, and set higher prices with relative impunity. It also shows how the notion that alcohol consumption is a "sin" in need of legal restraint substitutes the choices and moral judgment of politicians for that of consumers."--BOOK JACKET.

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"Makes a strong case for the abolition [of alcohol beverage monopolies]. Anyone interested in markets will find this book fascinating." -- Gordon Tullock, professor of law and economics, George Mason Read more...

 
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