If the number of middle-tier wholesalers in the United States was tripled, you might be able to mitigate the problems that currently plague the alcohol distribution system. As it is, the number of wholesalers continues to shrink via consolidation, and the inherent liabilities of this ancient and dilapidated regulatory system only become worse each year.
The primary liability of the Three-Tier System (TTS) is it is a regulatory system built to address a problem that does not exist and built to regulate a culture, society, and economy that disappeared over a half-century ago. This wouldn’t be a problem if that system was able to address the challenges of today. But it can’t.
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