Category: Policy

Alcohol Taxes: Federal & State

Governments collect excise taxes on alcohol beverages. That is, on beer, wine, and distilled spirits. (Spirits are vodka, gin, tequila, rum, whiskey, etc.) Both the federal government and state governments impose alcohol taxes. In addition, local governments do so as well. Alcohol taxes at the federal, state, and local levels adds greatly to the retail …

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Alcohol Monopoly Privatization and Expansion of Alcohol Availability (The Effects)

I. Beliefs about Alcohol Policy. Many groups and individuals oppose alcohol monopoly privatization. Of course, public employee unions adamantly fight against it for obvious reasons. In addition, many temperance-oriented groups also strongly oppose increasing the availability of alcohol. That includes limiting the Number of stores that can sell alcohol. Days and hours of alcohol sales. …

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Amethyst Initiative: College Presidents Lead in Reducing Alcohol Abuse

The Amethyst Initiative is a group of college and university presidents across the U.S. They promote public discussion about the unintended consequences of current alcohol policies. This includes the minimum legal drinking age of 21. Amethyst Initiative presidents  invite new ideas on how best to prepare young adults to make responsible decisions about alcohol use. Dr. …

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