About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment
Taken all together, alcoholic beverages are the lifeblood of a tremendous industry.
Licensed Beverage Industries, a trade group which keeps tabs on such things, estimates that the "gross industry product" in 1966 was $17.3 billion. That's how much the booze business contributed to the national economy in wages, purchases of goods and services, and taxes.
Especially taxes. Liquor, according to LBI President Thomas J. Donovan, is the most heavily taxed of any commodity, paying more than $6 billion to Federal, state, and local governments this year. New York State's take... Login to read more
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