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Letters to the Editor

From time to time, a commentary on the world will bubble up inside of me to the extent that I'm forced to write a letter to my local, metropolitan, daily newspaper, The Age. This is where I blow of some steam. Feel like venting too? Add your own comment or visit my homepage.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Grapes of Wrath

We're very fortunate in Australia to enjoy good quality, affordable wine. As wine drinkers, how are we better off with a "forced" bad season (The Age, 9/6/2006) jacking up prices? As taxpayers, how are we better off with $60 million of public money flowing into the coffers of a few failing wine producing businesses? This sort of price-fixing, special pleading and corporate welfare plays well to the agrarian socialists in the Coalition's ranks. But not to market-savvy chardonnay socialists in the big cities. Regardless of ideology, gouging us on wine prices is simply barbarism.



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