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Trey Malone
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      Trey Malone

      Trey Malone is a Masters of Science in Agricultural Economics candidate at Oklahoma State University, and is currently interning at a free market think tank.

Drinking the debt ceiling away

As Capitol Hill speeds towards the August deadline for the debt ceiling, one must nervously start to wonder what a world with a government shutdown would look like. Of course, one need not look further than the Land of 10,000 Lakes, whose state government shutdown recently forced brewing behemoth MillerCoors to remove its golden liquid from bar taps after the company’s license to operate in Minnesota expired. Meanwhile, some Minnesota bars were forced to close their doors because they couldn’t renew their liquor licenses. With that being said, maybe --- just maybe --- we could be looking at the rise of underground booze again. And maybe that wouldn’t be such a bad thing.