Visual Confirmation Of What We Know About Wine Distribution
We live in an age when watching and listening seems to be the preferred mode of learning, accumulating information and gathering input on nearly every subject under the sun. Under our sun, and often discussed in this forum, is the question of the three-tier system of alcohol distribution. Many words, and the occasional picture, have been spent discussing how, why, where , when and to what affect alcohol is distributed to Americans. It's time to put images and sound to those words.
On December 5th, the anniversary of Repeal of Prohibition, the Cato Institute brought together a collection of scholars to discuss the onset of Prohibition, the end of Prohibition, the impact of the creation of the Three Tier system, how direct shipment of wine has impacted the three tier system and neo-prohibitionism in the 21st century
And they filmed it.
The scholars brought together for this symposium is impressive, including Asheesh Agarwal, who worked at the Federal Trade Commission when it undertook to investigate direct shipment of wine. In addition there was speaking Glen Whitman, an associate professor of economics at Cal State Northridge and the author of "Strange Brew: Alcohol & Government Monopoly."
Anyone interested in a scholarly presentation on the background, history, state of and effect of the Three Tier System of Alcohol Distribution should Click the Photo above, sit back with a glass of wine and watch this program of speakers.