Can New Jersey really expand the market place by just getting out of the way? In my beloved people’s republic of NJ, liquor licenses are handed out on a limited basis — and not to grocery stores. Needless to say, they’re further proof that the government will regulate whatever it can get its hands on.
But new polling shows that NJ residents would — surprise! — like to buy their liquor with the rest of their groceries. Hopefully, New Jersey will take a step forward and loosen (or even abolish) these ridiculous liquor license laws. That would be an increase in convenience and the free market, and I’d bet we’d see a drop in prices too.Published in