Economic Exploitation or Discriminatory Regulation

Wine blogger Pat Baude has posted a fascinating article on historic and present day alcohol prohibition on his excellent wine blog: Full2Bung.

I suggest, in short, that a central fact of Prohibition was that it
therefore regulated identity, not behavior. As such, it was an act of cultural violence to the minority rather than an ordinary law regulating behavior.

A comparable contemporary act would be an English-only law which made it a crime to speak any other language – a step no nativist organization, so far as I know, has yet even proposed. - Full2Bung

Pat presents some very interesting insights into the a way forward for U.S. wine shipping laws in the light of the recent court rulings on the subject. Stop by his blog and check out the whole article.

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