An alcohol tax may look like a one-size-fits-all solution to raise revenue and cut back on the damages done by substance abuse, but in practice, it's a bad deal for consumers and state budgets alike.
Jason Stverak is President of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity.
- Read Adam Thierer: Big Data Collection Has Many Benefits for Internet Users
- Read Jim Lardner: Poll Shows Americans Want More Wall Street Regulation Five Years After the Financial Crisis
- Check out U.S. News Weekly, now available on iPad