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

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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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Focusing on the interactions of the alcohol industry and public policy makers, McGowan (U. of Scranton) describes the current structure of the beer and distilled spirits industries and the strategies that alcohol firms use to compete with one another. His analyzes how these industries react to increased public scrutiny of their business activities, and how public policy measures affect the sales of the beer, distilled spirits, and wine industries at the state level. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567200348
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/1997
  • Pages: 192
  • Lexile: 1400L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.43 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD MCGOWAN is Adjunct Professor in Economics at Boston College.

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Table of Contents

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Preface
Pt. I A Historical and Theoretical Review of Alcohol-Government Relations 1
1 Introduction to the Alcohol-Government Controversy 3
2 A Model for Social and Political Strategy 9
3 A Brief History of the American Alcohol Industry 35
Pt. II The Current American Alcohol Industry 59
4 The Beer Industry 61
5 The Distilled Spirits Industry 83
6 The Wine Industry 97
Pt. III The Effects of Regulations on Alcohol Sales and the Future of the Alcohol Industry 111
7 The Effect of Alcohol Excise Taxes on Alcohol Beverage Sales 113
8 The MADD Movement and Anti-Drunk Driving Laws 137
9 Conclusions and the Future of Alcohol-Government Relations 153
Bibliography 163
Index 167
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