Sunday, December 19, 2010

Bad As It Is, Though Also Maybe Bad to Change

I'm no fan of our state monopoly on liquor sales, mostly because the selection in most stores is pretty bad, but I'm also not completely excited about privatizing it either. There's a civil service workforce who expect long careers, and I expect cronyism to diminish whatever benefit/revenue the state might get. I could get on board a plan to slowly phase the system out, but junking it overnight would be quite disruptive for people.