Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

More Monopolies

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

More Monopolies

Article excerpt

Gov. Tom Wolf, in explaining his veto of the liquor privatization bill, said that by keeping the state's Liquor Control Board monopoly, the customers of Pennsylvania would get better prices and the state would make more profit than private enterprise licenses and fees could generate, all while preserving good-paying jobs.

Economics professors across the state, listen up. Gov. Wolf has unveiled a new economic theory. No doubt the governor will be in the running for a Nobel Prize in economics this year with his Wolfonomics theory. The state could become the sole owner and operator of gasoline stations.

This would deliver low-cost gasoline while generating thousands of good-paying jobs and delivering millions of dollars to the state coffers. You would be able to buy your gasoline at state-run stores sporadically distributed throughout your community at convenient hours, say 11 a. …

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