They can’t even pull off the ethanol subsidy repeal …

Lynne Kiesling Although the federal government is actually in a budget crisis and our elected so-called representatives claim to be dealing with it, they are acting rather like they are in denial, or still embroiled in such petty partisan bickering that they refuse to make difficult choices with short-run costs and long-run benefits. Take ethanol … More They can’t even pull off the ethanol subsidy repeal …

Distortionary effects of three-tier liquor regulation, Wisconsin edition

Lynne Kiesling As Jonathan Adler notes at the Volokh Conspiracy, the Wisconsin legislature is considering a piece of legislation that would change the regulations governing the production, wholesale distribution, and retail sale of beer in Wisconsin. The controversial provision in this legislation is one that prevents brewers from owning wholesale distributors, and the controversy arises … More Distortionary effects of three-tier liquor regulation, Wisconsin edition