Alcohol regulations show that bipartisanship can cost the public

9/27/21–According to an article published in The Hill by James M. Hohman, there can be public benefits when the government regulates a dangerous product. However, other pieces of alcohol policy offer few benefits to the public. States do things such as grant exclusive regional monopolies to wholesalers and distributors. The Brewer’s Association says that 43 states do this for beer. This does nothing to protect public health, but it does a lot to give wholesalers and distributors monopoly profits. Read