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(SeattlePI)   Washington state privatized the sale of hard liquor last year, believing it would drive prices down. Take a wild frickin' guess what happened. Who knew people like booze and money, and getting more money off of deregulated booze?   (seattlepi.com ) divider line
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2013-01-01 04:19:51 PM  
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I can't see why I should care about liquor prices in Washington state. Or whether they are privatized.

Was this link greened so people could have a political fight over pet issues?
2013-01-01 10:15:45 PM  
1 vote:

lilbjorn: [t0.gstatic.com image 194x259]

You can thank the invisible hand of capitalism


You should really be pointing that back at the government and probably some of the people who wrote 1183 but I guess that would require knowing what you're talking about.
2013-01-01 05:50:42 PM  
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mediablitz: BMFPitt: mediablitz: No. You have that backwards. The government is ALWAYS wrong, ALWAYS inefficient, and private businesses can ALWAYS do it better.

I know this is an attempt at sarcasm, but outside of public safety functions and sometimes infrastructure, can you provide a single example where this is not the case?

Sigh...

Are you SERIOUSLY asking that question? SERIOUSLY? You are a true believer, aren't you? I could list a dozen examples, but I'm certain your willful ignorance overrides any need for "examples".


If you "could list a dozen examples" why didn't you provide one?
2013-01-01 05:46:45 PM  
1 vote:

mediablitz: BMFPitt: mediablitz: No. You have that backwards. The government is ALWAYS wrong, ALWAYS inefficient, and private businesses can ALWAYS do it better.

I know this is an attempt at sarcasm, but outside of public safety functions and sometimes infrastructure, can you provide a single example where this is not the case?

Sigh...

Are you SERIOUSLY asking that question? SERIOUSLY? You are a true believer, aren't you? I could list a dozen examples, but I'm certain your willful ignorance overrides any need for "examples".


What an adorable way of saying, "I've got nothing."
2013-01-01 04:20:25 PM  
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douchebag/hater: Dinki: The My Little Pony Killer: Nobody believed it would lower the price.  Stop acting like a victim.

I thought competition always drove down prices.

Unless there is collusion.

And yeah, in the long run prices with drop.


Plus it may be that the State's prices were artificially low and they have now reached equilibrium.
2013-01-01 04:18:30 PM  
1 vote:
the prices might be higher because the types of liquor being sold now is of a higher quality than what was sold before.  privatization may be responding to a market demand for more higher quality (and thus more expensive) liquor.
 
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