The law varies from state to state.  One only has to look at the debate about California’s controversial Prop 8 and Gay Marriage in general to understand that, but it is also important to note that laws change dramatically in economically important businesses as well.

As an example, Wine Gift Baskets is one of the largest wine shipping companies around.  We talk a ton on this blog about triage and how teachers need to have an understanding about what to do when, for state’s isn’t the same thing in play.  We know from looking at development in Africa and South East Asia that building roads and allowing the free transport of goods and materials makes economies better-but for the USA, we’re at a place now that we can afford to sweat the small stuff and having states allow certain companies to ship alcohol, but not others simply does not make much sense to me.  Does it to you?