Explaining the strong support for the Swedish alcohol retail monopoly

24th May 2019 | Tea Olsen
Explaining the strong support for the Swedish alcohol retail monopoly

For the twenty-third year in a row, the Swedish state-run alcohol retail monopoly, Systembolaget, was ranked most trusted institution in Sweden. Above the police, universities and IKEA. Most consumers want freedom and availability when it comes to other retail markets. So how come Swedes have such a positive opinion on something that put restrictions on the market? Read more »

Alcohol at sporting events? What’s the harm?

14th June 2018 | Habib Kadiri
Alcohol at sporting events? What’s the harm?

In the wake of reports of violent brawls at horse-racing and rugby venues, Habib Kadiri asks if we should level the playing field between football and other sports by banishing alcohol from all sporting grounds? Read more »

Carthage must be destroyed

24th October 2017 | Rob Poole
Carthage must be destroyed

‘The struggle to stop the UK drowning in cheap alcohol can be won, but it requires exceptional powers of endurance,’ writes professor Rob Poole Read more »