For this return I have picked a topic that has been in the news recently, Alcohol consumption and Price. It is the belief in Canada, that if the "Social Conscious" (whoever they may be) decides that we are overindulging that the inevitable solution is to increase the price to curb this "problem"
Although on the surface it makes sense, when you look closer this can't be a logical assumption. Actually the net result in increasing prices is that the consumer will buy lower price items or find another way to get the quality alcohol they enjoy (Ferment on Premise perhaps). So now the only people enjoying a wide variety of alcohol are the rich. And we don't care if the rich are overindulging?
The real solution is to create programs to help those that overindulge on persistent basis. The government seems to be able to do this for Gambling so I wonder why they can't do this for alcohol.
I wonder why that doesn't happen? Anybody have any ideas?