PA Booze Sales Up Amidst Economic Slowdown

PA Booze Sales Up Amidst Economic Slowdown

PA liquor sales up 4.8 percent

Gas prices are up, inflation is up, hell the cost of nearly everything is going up—while the value of our dollars are steadily going down… so how do PA residents respond? Why, we buy more booze of course!

“For our year-to-date sales through the end of May, sales were up 4.8 percent from a year ago.”

– Nick Hays, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board spokesman

There are many theories as to why this is so: That the slowing economy encourages home-based “entertaining”; or that costly trips out to restaurants and bars are being sacrificed; or even that in times of austerity, alcohol represents an “affordable luxury”…

Your humble blogger would posit a simpler theory… that in bad times (much like good times and all those times in between) many people turn to alcohol to cope.

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Story: Bottoms up! Alcohol sales outdo economy

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2 Responses to “PA Booze Sales Up Amidst Economic Slowdown”

  1. Max Says:

    That government should boast that liquor sales are up is a sign of how profoundly out of kilter this society has become with the ideals of the Founding Fathers.

  2. Alex Says:

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

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