Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bootleggers and Baptists in Arkansas

The economic theory of "Bootleggers and Baptists" is alive and well in Arkansas with the proposed amendment allowing dry counties to go wet on the ballot.  Obviously in a state like Arkansas there are mixed opinions since this is a big amendment for a small state.  In fact, the Washington Post just reported on it.
“This fight has made for some unusual alliances,” said Brian Richardson, chairman of the Citizens for Locals Rights, which opposes the amendment. “The package stores and religious moral objectors — they’re certainly strange bedfellows.”
For the economic theory of Bootleggers and Baptists see this short video:

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