Principles for Liquor Privatization

July 25, 2015

Key Points:

  • Government should permanently get out of the business of selling alcohol and end the system in which state-run liquor stores compete against private business.
  • Modernization fails to move Pennsylvania into the 21st century.
  • Only full privatization ends the conflict of interest inherent in having the PLCB both regulate and promote wine and liquor sales with tax dollars.
  • Pennsylvania is not safer or more sober because of government-sold alcohol.

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