The Sound of Mr. Eugenides’ Head Exploding

The European Court of Justice has ruled that minimum pricing of cigarettes:

[…] undermines the freedom of manufacturers and importers to determine the maximum retail selling prices of their products and, correspondingly, free competition.

This could plausibly put an end to notions of the minimum pricing of alcohol, as the Calvinist Republic of Scotland is proposing.

Mr. Eugenides responds to the news above.


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