3 thoughts on “Fact checking the Alcohol Health Alliance”

  1. Posted 18/02/2014 at 16:08 | Permalink

    “The figure of £21 billion comes from a Cabinet Office report which looked at the emotional, financial and intangible costs of alcohol consumption to individuals, businesses and the state”

    Has there been a study done looking at the emotional, financial and intangible benefits of alcohol consumption to individuals, businesses and the state?

    It is hard to conceive that so many people could voluntarily and regularly consume alcohol if they did not personally think that the benefits of doing so outweighed the costs.

  2. Posted 18/02/2014 at 17:22 | Permalink

    There hasn’t, but since Britons spend over £30 billion on alcohol every year, it is reasonable to assume that they receive more than £30 billion’s worth of benefit from drinking.

  3. Posted 20/02/2014 at 10:54 | Permalink

    Its probably extremely difficult to estimate the consumer surplus, but I would imagine its of the order of a hundred billion pounds.

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