The Pros And Cons Of The Prohibition

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Citizens’ trust in the government was hindered after the Prohibition. It resulted in wanting the intervening of how they use alcohol, whether they were selling, consuming, transporting or making it, to have little to no involvement on the federal level. The majority of the states privatized the wholesale and retail sales of alcohol, to avoid the state from having too much control and monopolizing market. However, seventeen states did not privatize the liquor market and are collectively referred as control states. Fifteen states either have state control over wholesale or retail sales, but Ohio and Pennsylvania exert complete control over both markets and created a monopoly in those states. For years, Pennsylvania has been contemplated privatizing liquor and wine sales. On February 12, 2015, Representative Mike Turzai introduced House Bill No 466 to the House of Representatives, which will delegate liquor and wine sales and allow private businesses to come into the market. The bill passed through the House and is waiting to be voted on in the Senate. …show more content…
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According to (The Liquor Debate), the state being removed from alcohol sales is morally best, to keep them from out of business affairs; private industries tend to run businesses more successfully than government. By allowing other private businesses to enter the market, competition is created; thus prices will stay close to the equilibrium where the sellers would still be making a profit and consumers will not be paying an excessive amount. The price of alcohol should decrease due to diversification of the sellers offering a fluctuating rate across the market depending on supply and demand as

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