Who Controls the Alcohol?
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will tell you that its role is to monitor the sale and distribution of alcohol. It would also tell you that it profits from that. It is fairly easy to see that these two statements do not go together. In fact, it’s like putting the fox in charge of henhouse. Because the commonwealth makes a profit from it, the commonwealth does not control the sale and distribution of alcohol: it monitors and encourages it. According to the Pennsylvania Liquor