Prohibition/Tariffs

Prohibition went into effect on January 17, 1920.  100 years ago.

Now, the President is leaning strongly toward a huge increase in tariffs for imported wines from Europe.  There have been numerous articles in wine magazines decrying these proposed tariffs and saying that they will put many local retailers in a tough bind. They can't possibly absorb the tariffs in the prices.  No one will buy any Burgundies anymore. Champagne prices, already high, will be out of sight.  It's hard to believe that anything good can come of these proposed increased tariffs, just like very little, if any, good came from Prohibition.  It's also hard to believe that the President graduated from Wharton.

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