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Brews You Can Use

Wow, I'd never heard or thought of this before: Pass a law that increases the price of booze so poor people can't afford it. It's a new law in Wales and apparently parallels a similar law in Scotland.

We do a similar thing with sin taxes, but at least it's couched in terms of a revenue-raiser, not a way to make poverty suck even more.

Best line of the article: "[P]eople . . . were sceptical and believed it would "not put people off" buying booze. Dean Brace, 20, said: 'The price of fags has gone up but people still smoke.'"

I don't how gay sex is relevant to the discussion, but there you have it.