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Elliott Morss | April 20, 2014

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The Stellenbosch Tastings – 2013: Should We Ignore the “Mediocre” Wines?

July 9th, 2013 |

The American Association of Wine Economists held its 2013 annual meeting in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Approximately 90 papers were presened on all aspects of wine: producing, tasting,marketing…. The paper reports on the wine tastings held at Stellenbosch and what we can learn from them.

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Gun Restrictions: Lessons from Efforts to Curb Smoking, Drinking, Drugs, and Sex

December 18th, 2012 |

Ever since VP Cheney shot another hunter on a quail hunt, I have felt guns are too dangerous for citizens to own. However, a total ban is not in the cards for now. But do bans ever work? In this article, I review other “ban/restriction” attempts.

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US Drug Policies Need an Overhaul: Lessons from Prohibition

December 5th, 2012 |

We hear that illicit drugs are bad. So we support efforts to limit their production and use. What we don’t hear is that these efforts are not working and they impose severe social and economic costs both in the US and abroad. This article sets forth these costs and concludes illicit drugs should be legalized.

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Global Entertainment – The Dangerous Addictions

October 13th, 2009 |

The article documents the importance of dangerous addictions as part of the global entertainment industry.

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