12 votes

Nationalize the pubs

4 comments

  1. [4]
    Omnicrola
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    This is really interesting. I had never considered the idea of a pub co-op, and I don't think many (if any) such things exist here in the US. The local brewpub is a family friendly establishment...

    This is really interesting. I had never considered the idea of a pub co-op, and I don't think many (if any) such things exist here in the US. The local brewpub is a family friendly establishment with good food and trivia that I go to frequently, but they also bottle and sell their beer to local groceries and liquor stores.

    I think the concept of a state-owned pub/bar while be a harder sell here in the US, where there are a lot more religious conservatives who oppose drinking in any amount. Though I could be biased, I was raised in just such a culture.

    5 votes
    1. [3]
      Icarus
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      In Virginia the liquor stores are state owned. By making the liquor stores state owned and the religious having a majority in the legislature (in the past) they were able to codify some of their...

      I think the concept of a state-owned pub/bar while be a harder sell here in the US, where there are a lot more religious conservatives who oppose drinking in any amount. Though I could be biased, I was raised in just such a culture.

      In Virginia the liquor stores are state owned. By making the liquor stores state owned and the religious having a majority in the legislature (in the past) they were able to codify some of their own moral restrictions such as no alcohol sales on Sunday.

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      1. [2]
        Omnicrola
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        Right, my home state of Idaho has similar restrictions. The point I was trying to make was more about how the objective of the UK state ownership seems to be more about making the pub have a...

        Right, my home state of Idaho has similar restrictions.

        The point I was trying to make was more about how the objective of the UK state ownership seems to be more about making the pub have a positive effect and contribute to the community. As opposed to the US state ownership of liquor stores, the primary objective of which seems to be to reduce consumption and enforce puritanical ideals.

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        1. Icarus
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          I wasn't disproving your point or trying to infer anything else. Just to add to it 🙂

          I wasn't disproving your point or trying to infer anything else. Just to add to it 🙂

          1 vote