by Grand Forks Herald
September 14, 2010 at 3:33 am in Grand Forks Herald
Major producers lead way, forcing retailers’ hands Continue Reading
Tags: alcohol, Beer, beer prices, off sale 5 Comments »
â€œBut these are huge, internationally controlled companies, and I guess theyâ€™re looking for returns to their shareholders.â€
That about says it all.
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Its time to start making me own.
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What will the TEA Partiers do about this?! They claim to promote the free market, but they obviously love beer, and they are mostly unemployed, so they have fixed incomes. WHAT A CONUNDRUM for them! Good thing consistency and credibility have never been important in their movement.
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We have nothing close to a “free market” for alcoholic beverages in North Dakota. Limited, state sanctioned distributorships lead to the same exact product line at every store in town. One is not different than the other, just more or less extensive from the same approved list.
The only way these stores distinguish themselves is based on price or convenience. I would rather have them have unfettered access to any beverage from any distributor nationwide: Then a particular store can stock a novel specialty beverage and charge a premium, making a handsome profit and encouraging folks to drink less amounts of better stuff instead of swilling Busch Lite in a bingefest.
Tea Partyers would I hope stay true to their promises and commitments, and repeal the semi-prohibition we live under… however, given our state’s notorious status as the nation’s foremost binge drinkers, do we really want to reduce the price of alcohol? By keeping the price of cheap, mass produced beer low, we increase it’s true social cost.
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