Strange Brew: Alcohol and Government Monopoly (2020)

Strange Brew: Alcohol and Government Monopoly Glen Whitman Strange Brew Alcohol and Government Monopoly When prohibition ended in laws were passed that regulated the sale of alcoholic beverages ostensibly to protect wholesalers from the depredations of suppliers and the public from the ill effect
  • Title: Strange Brew: Alcohol and Government Monopoly
  • Author: Glen Whitman
  • ISBN: 9780945999881
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Paperback
Strange Brew: Alcohol and Government Monopoly Glen Whitman When prohibition ended in 1933, laws were passed that regulated the sale of alcoholic beverages, ostensibly to protect wholesalers from the depredations of suppliers and the public from the ill effects of alcohol This book examines the monopoly protection laws, also known as franchise termination laws, and how they lock suppliers into government mandated contracts with alWhen prohibition ended in 1933, laws were passed that regulated the sale of alcoholic beverages, ostensibly to protect wholesalers from the depredations of suppliers and the public from the ill effects of alcohol This book examines the monopoly protection laws, also known as franchise termination laws, and how they lock suppliers into government mandated contracts with alcohol wholesalers that affect consumers by raising prices and reducing the quality of alcoholic products and services This study also investigates the notion that alcohol consumption is a sin and how legal restrictions have substituted the moral judgment of legislators for that of the consumer Strange Brew demonstrates that the monopoly protection laws reflect powerful special interests in the political process who use such measures to control markets, shield themselves from competition and consumer preferences, and set prices with relative impunity This book will be of great value to those in the alcoholic beverage industry as well as to students of economics, regulation, and public policy.
Strange Brew: Alcohol and Government Monopoly Glen Whitman

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One thought on “Strange Brew: Alcohol and Government Monopoly

  1. Trey Malone

    Not a long read, but definitely worth the add if you are interested in the topic Obviously, political sentiment on this topic has changed quite a bit since 2003, but this book is definitely worth the read to begin to understand the underpinnings of beer and public policy

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