A Little History Included with Liquor Policy Reporting in SoCalHermosa Beach, CA, has a long history of controlling alcohol sales. Here's the the first of a two part video series and some links to further information.
Could the "War on Drugs" be getting closer to ending?Here is the UK Guardian article suggesting just such a possibility.
New Zealand: Alcohol law reform: Why is change needed?
In advance of legislation, New Zealand will complete a long review process of existing conditions and recommendations with the publication of a 500 page report next Tuesday. The article is here.
The Effects of Privatization of Alcohol Control Systems
A report prepared by The Alcohol Research Group (ARG), updated from the previous version by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE), which analyzes some of the dimensions of alcohol control and privatization and summarizes the research on the impact of privatization on alcohol consumption and problems is available by snail-mail for free here at the NABCA website publications page.
US Govt. Hearing Pits Bev. Alcohol Wholesalers Against Producers
The Winds of ABC Reform in North Carolina
An Alcohol Beverage Control State since 1937, North Carolina bumps up against the privatization movement described here in the Greensboro News & Record.
Minority rights and liquor politics in America before the Civil War (article)Kyle G. Volk, "The Perils of 'Pure Democracy': Minority Rights, Liquor Politics, and Popular Sovereignty in Antebellum America," Journal of the Early Republic 29/4 (Winter 2009): 641-679. Volk is assistant professor of history at the University of Montana.
The Politics of Narcotic Drugs: A Survey (book)
The Politics of Narcotic Drugs: A Survey, Edited by Julia Buxton, Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for International Cooperation and Security in the Department of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford, UK, will be released Feb 8, 2010. The publisher, Routledge describes the book as a guide to the "issue of narcotic drugs and the impact of their prohibition on our countries and communities."
Drug Czar Skips Policy Conference and Inspects Columbia WOD
U.S. Drug Czar Gene Kerlikowske skipped a drug policy conference hosted by University of El Paso last week and has been located in Columbia on a tour inspecting the fruits of U.S. spending on eradicating cocaine.
The Big Three Brewers Tempt Showdown with Obama's Stricter Anti-Trust Policies
Holding 80% of the U.S. beer market, the big three, InBev, SABMiller and Molson Coors (all non-U.S. based companies) are raising prices in a depressed economy with "slumping" demand. The Washington Post reports this may trigger an anti-trust investigation. Here is the link.