I found that book in my local bookstore’s “Free” box out front. It looks pretty good. I doubt I’ll get around to reading it soon, but hey, if it’s free, it’s me.
A new study, funded by the beer industry, finds that beer is good for the economy. Link. I don’t really understand the need for all the economic data cited in the article. It seems like the analysis is rather simple: Does the beer sector increase the wealth of society? If it does, it’s good for the economy. If it doesn’t, it’s bad for the economy. So if beer is a good thing and the beer producers make more of it, or better versions of it, for less money, then it’s good for the economy. If it produces less beer, or lower quality beer, for more money, then it’s bad for the economy. It doesn’t seem like the analysis has to go much further.Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList