North Carolina is one of the states that make it very difficult for a recently released — and presumed rehabilitated — worker to find a job in his field. North Carolina has 641 different disqualifications in state occupational licensing laws for having a criminal record.
North Carolina's Alcoholic Beverage Control system is a bureaucrat maze. I recently published a Spotlight report offering a primer on the ABC system. Here are several recent posts and research briefs I've made to answer questions about various aspects of the ABC system.
Not only is every aspect of the wholesale and retail distribution of distilled spirits heavily regulated by the government, but it is owned by either the state or local government in true socialist form.
The research finding that alcohol-based social and public-health problems don't depend upon whether the government distributes and sells liquor might seem wrong, but if you think about it, it makes sense.