Higher beer taxes = lower STD rates?
April 27, 2000 9:52 PM   Subscribe

Higher beer taxes = lower STD rates? Apparently our government thinks so. I thought the first thing they taught you in statistics class was that correlation does not always equal causation. And if cheap beer equals high STD rates, then this college town I'm in must be in big need of antibiotics.
posted by UWliberal (2 comments total)
To alcohol, the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems. --Homer Simpson

What about a Department of Transportation study that would increase gas taxes in order to decrease the amount of drivers? Since there are more cars on the highways, which means you are more likely to be an accident or you will be late in getting to your destination, this would be a great idea...

Surely using logic, studies, or statistics like this will lead you to believe almost anything. Maybe the government should then shut down Milwaukee (Miller Brewing) and any other beer producing city. I would also like to see how this would fly in popular Spring Break destinations (Daytona). Maybe it is just me, but this is a bunch of crap.
posted by brent at 10:19 PM on April 27, 2000

I'd ask "is this for real?", but it is the goverment after all. Maybe instead of raising beer taxes they should just recommend that students drink costlier (and tastier) microbrews?
posted by adamv at 11:22 PM on April 27, 2000

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