Feb 14, 2009

Drinking Our Way to Economic Prosperity?

Did anyone see this one coming? Let's see, many people (21 and up) in state X legally drink booze Monday-Saturday. State X says citizens cannot purchase the very same booze on Sunday. Economy of state X goes into the toilet. Some in state X suddenly look to Sunday booze sales as a source of new government revenue.

Others in state X say the solution to the revenue shortage is in gaming. Build one of these they say and watch the money roll in.

Should we let the market figure this out? Sell it on Sunday and/or let gamblers gamble and see if it truly is what the people want? Any thoughts?