An Op-Ed by two Mackinac Center experts in today’s Detroit News outline the regulatory reforms Michigan should take to make the state’s alcohol distribution system less monopolistic and more favorable to consumers.

Michael LaFaive, director of the Center’s Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative, and Todd Nesbit, an adjunct scholar with the Center and an assistant professor of economics at the College of Charleston, explain how state laws and regulations increase the price of alcohol and limit competition.

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