Last Call: Industry Giants Threaten U.S. Alcohol Regulation


In the latest issue of the Washington Monthly, journalist Tim Heffernan exposes the relentless push of industry to undo the U.S. alcohol regulatory system and “remake America in the image of booze-soaked Britain.” The feature article, entitled “Last Call,” examines the ways that the industry – led by Big Alcohol's Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors, and retail giants like Costco - is steadfastly dedicated to dismantling America’s remaining controls on alcohol sales. According to Heffernan, “if they succeed, America’s alcohol market will begin to look a lot more like England’s: a vertically integrated pipeline for cheap drink, flooding the gutters of our own Gin Lane.” Click here to read the full article.