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    Alcohol: Let’s Drink to Government Reform

    In most states, alcohol is regulated but available to adults. Picking up a six pack of beer at the grocery store to share with friends or a bottle of wine for dinner with your spouse is relatively straightforward. However, it’s much more difficult in Pennsylvania, where the state government controls … More

    Tales of the Red Tape #12: Regulatory Grapes of Wrath

    In the 1939 movie You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man, W. C. Fields demands to know “What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?!” If asked today, the answer might well be Congress. Dozens of Members are backing legislation that would allow states to prohibit consumers from making interstate … More

    Individual Mandate for Cabernet Sauvignon?

    What a difference a few hundred years makes. Throughout most of American history, barriers to commerce were imposed at the state level. States would engage in protectionism by imposing tariffs on other states goods, thereby restricting trade opportunities between the states. In the Constitution, the framers give Congress the power … More