The regulation of the alcohol beverage industry in Texas is outdated and creates a system that favors one player over others. A focus back on consumers and away from entrenched interests is needed.
- TABC and the Alcoholic Beverage Code rely on outdated, Prohibition-era regulations.
- The three-tier system imposes a middleman, which gives one tier tremendous power over others.
- Inconsistent treatment of upper tier actors with no benefit for public safety needs to be addressed.
- A freer market will create more competition between all three tiers, leading to more and safer choices for consumers, lower prices, and better economic growth for the industry.