25 February 2009

There is Now One Thing to Thank Jimmy Carter for.

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while:
In 1978 (President Jimmy Carter) he signed Senate Amendment 3534, a portion of which gave each household permission to produce up to 200 gallons of tax-exempt beer each year.

If you’re looking for a textbook example of how government can stifle innovation and discourage productive activity, even when operating in Regulatory Lite mode, the story of home brewing in America should hit the spot.
How about that?

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