Joining the show is Yaël Ossowski the Senior Development Officer for Students For Liberty, Public Relations Director for the Consumer Choice Center, and North Carolina Native.
We discuss a wide array of topics and the effects many regulations from UBER to Sunday alcohol sale laws not only have on the companies they are directly imposed on, but also on the choices the consumer is then faced with. Surprise surprise, quite often the consumer is left behind, then adding insult to injury is told its for their own good.
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Jim Caruso, CEO of Flying Dog Brewery, joins the show to clear things up about the fight in Maryland to raise the limit of on-site taproom sales. Guinness (owned by Diageo) is moving into the state but will the state general assembly create a special carve-out in the law for Diageo or will they enact policy that allows all breweries the same opportunity to grow?
We also have an in-depth discussion about the state of regulations on an industry that has been plagued with archaic laws pushed through by special interest groups. On top of that, we distinguish the difference between Pro-Business Policy and Pro- Free Enterprise Policy.
A do not miss show!
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Ever wonder about a weird law or policy you have no idea how it got started? If it deals with alcohol, today you may find out!
Angela Logomasini of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) joins the show. Angela Logomasini is a CEI senior fellow who specializes in environmental risk, regulation, and consumer freedom. In addition to her work with CEI, she manages SafeChemicalPolicy.org, is a senior fellow at Independent Women’s Forum, and is a wine educator and real estate investor.
Be sure to read Angela’s recent article “5 Weird ways Prohibition Still Exists Today” She dives into Mandatory Franchise laws, Sunday sales, Shipping regulations, Monopolies, and supermarket sales.
Listen in to find out the untold story of margaritas.
Dr. Maureen Schaffer and I discuss some unique situations she has been involved in with customs and the TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco tax and Trade Bureau). From a shipment customs forgot about to a Bureaucrat who insisted customers CAN’T know whats in the margaritas!
Our guest, Dr. Maureen “Mo” Schaffer, is an electrical engineer from Fort Collins, Colorado with a passion for great-tasting margaritas. Tired of the artificial, chemically-flavored margaritas sold at liquor stores, she and a co-worker, Randy, developed the perfect margarita in their kitchens. Friends loved the perfectly-balanced concoction and dubbed it “The Microbrew of Margaritas!” The word was out; soon the pair began receiving requests for their great-tasting margaritas for special occasions and gatherings across Colorado. True believers in capitalism, Mo and Randy, founded Rest & Relaxation, LLC in 2005 to “Liberate the world from bland margaritas.” It took three years to navigate the federal and state alcohol regulatory labyrinth, and in 2008 their Coyote Gold All Natural Margarita hit store shelves. Coyote Gold is now produced in Fort Collins and sold throughout Colorado, as well as in Wyoming, Tennessee, and Missouri.
Be sure to check out Coyote Gold Margaritas!
Blaine Stansel of Roughtail Brewing joins the show to talk about the difficulties in the state of Oklahoma and brewing laws in general. We talk interpretations, power to the brewer, buyouts, and distribution!
Does Oklahoma have the best laws in the nation? I guess you can be the judge!
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