liquor initiatives – Hasso Hering


A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Liquor initiatives: What price?

Written January 14th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Would liquor cost more or less in Oregon if the state gave up its monopoly on selling the stuff? Experience in Washington state says that with privatization, the price goes up. But there seems to be some confusion on that point, stirred up by a story in the Salem newspaper a few days ago.

Liquor change? A bad move

Written December 26th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

In Oregon, we’re likely to have to vote next November on ending the state monopoly on the sales of hard liquor. Before then, we’ll have to ask ourselves what’s wrong with the system we have. And for most of us the answer is nothing. There’s nothing wrong with the system we have.

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