Michael LaFaive, director of the Center's Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative, is cited in this Detroit News Op-Ed about the need to streamline the state's liquor laws. Chief among the reforms LaFaive would like to see is a dismantling of the wholesale monopolies distributors of beer and wine enjoy.

"There is no reason why Costco should be forced to deal with a wholesaler when their whole business model involves them cutting out the middleman," LaFaive said.

You can read a compilation of analysis written by LaFaive and other Center scholars here.

The News also said Daniel J. Smith, an adjunct scholar with the Center and assistant professor of economics at Troy University in Alabama, is working to compile a list of liquor regulations nationwide in order to examine them for inefficiencies.


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