Happy Hour Banned in Boston, Endangered Elsewhere

Puritanism prevails in Massachusetts, where state regulators recently decided to extend the state's ban on happy hour. Some restaurant and bar owners had begged to have the ban removed, so that they, by offering discount drinks, could better compete against new casinos that give drinks to gamblers for free. Regulators kept the ban, on the grounds that to remove it would be to encourage over-consumption and thus endanger public safety. The surprise isn't that Massachusetts—a famously...Full Story
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