Sunday, July 24, 2011

LCB, R.I.P.?

The time has come to put an end to the most ridiculous, obnoxious and inefficient system for the distribution of alcohol in the galaxy. But not everyone thinks so. My print column is up.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a startling dichotomy between your opinion piece today regarding LCB, R.I.P.? versus your colleague Jeff Wolfe's commentary. Mr. Wolfe contends, based on the headline, that "Privitazation can lead to DUI Surge." However, he may want to take the time to read again the facts he presents... He notes that Delco had 39 DUI arrests per 10,000 population. In the two states contiguous to Delco the figures were 30 per 10,000 in New Jersey and 4 per 10,000 (yes, four). Both of those states have private liquor stores. As regards Delaware, Mr. Wolfe states "stunning four for Delaware (at least partly because it’s such a short stretch of I-95 that goes through there)." I am confused about what a short stretch of I-95 going through Delaware has to do with the statistic but, nonetheless, the facts speak for themselves. They totally undermine the theory of the headline and lead one to question how did Mr. Wolfe reach his conclusion. I'm with you, Mr. Spencer... Let the LCB R.I.P.

July 24, 2011 at 7:05 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correction to add Delaware:
There is a startling dichotomy between your opinion piece today regarding LCB, R.I.P.? versus your colleague Jeff Wolfe's commentary. Mr. Wolfe contends, based on the headline, that "Privitazation can lead to DUI Surge." However, he may want to take the time to read again the facts he presents... He notes that Delco had 39 DUI arrests per 10,000 population. In the two states contiguous to Delco the figures were 30 per 10,000 in New Jersey and 4 per 10,000 (yes, four)in Delaware. Both of those states have private liquor stores. As regards Delaware, Mr. Wolfe states "stunning four for Delaware (at least partly because it’s such a short stretch of I-95 that goes through there)." I am confused about what a short stretch of I-95 going through Delaware has to do with the statistic but, nonetheless, the facts speak for themselves. They totally undermine the theory of the headline and lead one to question how did Mr. Wolfe reach his conclusion. I'm with you, Mr. Spencer... Let the LCB R.I.P.

July 24, 2011 at 7:08 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Anon - In the two states contiguous to Delco the figures were 30 per 10,000 in New Jersey and 4 per 10,000 (yes, four).(sic)
Oh my! A mistake!

July 24, 2011 at 9:47 PM 

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