Casualty of Capitalism

Exiled into Wilmington, Delaware by virtue of corporate layoffs. (Note: Unless otherwise stated, all photos on this blog are Copyright 2005, Michael Collins, and cannot be used without permission.)

Location: Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Graduate of University of Maryland School of Law; University of Maryland, College Park (Economics/Political Science).

Friday, May 20, 2005

We Think Alike

The good Professor Bainbridge and I are in agreement regarding the motivations of states to control the distribution and importation of alcoholic beverages. Governments may talk about protecting minors (whatever happened to mom and dad?), but it's really about tax receipts and revenues. Like usual.

A recent empirical study by Gina Riekhof and Mike Sykuta finds that state direct shipping laws in fact are adopted mainly because of economic interests rather than public welfare factors like protecting minors.


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