Government Regulation of the Alcohol Industry: The Search for Revenue and the Common Good

Government Regulation of the Alcohol Industry: The Search for Revenue and the Common Good

by Richard A. McGowan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1567200346

ISBN-13: 9781567200348

Pub. Date: 08/30/1997

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

This is the third book in what the author calls his sin trilogy: the gambling, tobacco, and alcohol industries. Similar to the gambling and tobacco industries, the alcohol industry is one in which the business and public policy processes are intimately linked. Furthermore, it is a highly regulated industry whose very existence depends upon the will of

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Overview

This is the third book in what the author calls his sin trilogy: the gambling, tobacco, and alcohol industries. Similar to the gambling and tobacco industries, the alcohol industry is one in which the business and public policy processes are intimately linked. Furthermore, it is a highly regulated industry whose very existence depends upon the will of government at all levels and branches. What all the industries share is that they are viewed as a painless source of revenue for government. The alcohol industry is composed of three segments, namely beer, distilled spirits, and wine, each with a distinct product and market. Since the end of Prohibition, public policy makers have developed a certain tolerance for alcohol products, but they continue to grapple with the question of how to deal with the alcohol problem. While the author updates the current structure and strategies of competition among these industries, his primary rationale for doing so is to analyze how these industries react to increased public scrutiny of their business activities. The other unique feature of this book is its emphasis on how public policy measures affect the sale of beer, distilled spirits, and wine at the state level.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567200348
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/1997
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.43(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

An Historical and Theoretical Review of Alcohol-Government Relations

Introduction to the Alcohol-Government Controversy

A Model for Social and Political Strategy

A Brief History of the American Alcohol Industry

The Current American Alcohol Industry

The Beer Industry

The Distilled Spirits Industry

The Wine Industry

The Effects of Regulations on Alcohol Sales and the Future of the Alcohol Industry

The Effect of Alcohol Excise Taxes on Alcohol Beverage Sales

The MADD Movement and Anti-Drunk Driving Laws

Conclusions and the Future of Alcohol-Government Relations

Bibliography

Index

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