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- Minimum Alcohol Pricing: Three reasons to oppose iton May 14, 2012 in Economics Politics alcohol abuse alcohol misuse alcohol price alcohol related diseases alcoholism binge drinking bullingdon club david cameron deleterious effects drunken antics effects of alcohol effects of alcohol consumption heavy industry market failure middle class negative externalities scottish government social crime supposition true priceThe Scottish government have just imposed a minimum alcohol price on drinks north of the border, and David Cameron has similar plans for England. The aim of these policies is to tackle binge drinking, which is said to be a peculiarly British disease.
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