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Last Call: On the Dramatic Consolidation of the Beer Industry

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A fascinating overview of the dramatic consolidation of the international beer industry, down to just two majors in the US now.

This is really sad, Rohit:

Why has the United States, so similar to Great Britain in everything from language to pop culture trends, managed to avoid the huge spike of alcohol abuse that has gripped the UK? The reasons are many, but one stands out above all: the market in Great Britain is rigged to foster excessive alcohol consumption in ways it is not in the United States—at least not yet.

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