Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Twisted Logic

Some bar owners must be "sampling the product" a little too much to believe this is actually going to stop people from getting excessively drunk.

Minimum drink prices do not result in less drunken people. If bar owners are concerned about people getting excessively drunk perhaps they should stop over-serving people who are on their way to getting excessively drunk.

Over-serving at $2.25 a drink or over-serving at $1.50 a drink makes no difference. If someone is bound and determined to drink excessively, raising the price of a drink to $2.25 or $3 isn't going to make any difference if you continue to over-serve. If it did we wouldn't see any drunken people in Manitoba or Victoria.

Perhaps the brain trust that thought up this one should focus their efforts next at drunk driving; I mean any old person can scrape together $15,000 for a car! Perhaps if cars had a minimum price of, say, $50,000, drunken people wouldn't be able to afford them, and hence wouldn't be able to drive drunk.

The sooner we're all living in government mandated poverty, the better. That way we won't be able to afford to do anything bad.


Adam Taylor said...

I thought it was a given that there are no drunk people in Manitoba or Victoria?

Fred Nietzche said...

Are you bored ? No real policy to criticize ?

Anonymous said...

I believe Mr. Hennig's argument.

I was trying to be funny. It seems as though I have failed.

My apologies to you Mr. Nietezche.

Thank you for you comment on the 'use and abuse of the blogosphere.'

BBS said...

At $2.25 the people will stay home for an hour or two longer, drinking "cheaper" booze before heading out. End result, less business at bars, same amount of drunks.

David MacLean said...

I think that bar owner has a competition problem, not a bar fight problem.

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