Wednesday, March 4, 2009

BBC: Young Finns Debate Finland's Alcohol Laws

Saw this clip on the BBC News this morning. What is most interesting is how these students appear to intuitively grasp the reasons for many aspects of alcohol regulation that were incorporated in the post-prohibition three-tier system in the U.S., (particularly in monopoly states). So for example they talk about how it's good that discount pricing is prohibited, and how they see taxes impacting consumption. Finally, related to the Blue Laws post of a few days back, that perhaps there are reasons people shouldn't be able to buy one Euro 9% ABV Baltic Porters at 6AM on a Sunday...

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