Beverage bans discussed on C of I Insights

In today's episode of College of Idaho Insights, two recent efforts to ban the sale of beverages in New York City and Idaho are discussed by a panel of the College's political economy and history faculty.

The political underpinnings and public policy implications of Idaho's ban of Five Wives vodka and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to restrict the sale of sugary drinks are discussed by College of Idaho professors Kerry Hunter (political economy), Jasper LiCalzi (political economy) and Steve Maughan (history).

Read more about Mayor Bloomberg's proposal or Idaho's ban of Five Wives vodka online.

College of Idaho Insights is a roundtable featuring professors discussing a wide range of issues of public interest. Watch previous episodes on the College's YouTube channel.

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