The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board today released a report to the General Assembly on the growing problem of underage and high-risk drinking in the state.
I never understood why Pennsylvania has a monopoly on alcohol sales in the state.
One the one hand, the state promotes alcohol consumption to increase revenues. On the other hand, the state spends money to help enforce anti-drinking laws and get help for people who have a drinking problem. Same goes for gambling (lottery, slot parlors).
Why does the government promote certain vices (gambling, drinking) but not others (drugs, prostitution)?
PLCB Issues Report on High-Risk, Underage Drinking Among Pennsylvania's Youth