About the Author
Michelle Minton is the Competitive Enterprise Institute's fellow specializing in consumer policy, including the regulation of alcohol, food, and gambling.
Michelle prefers to write about the “sindustry” because, apart from her personal interest in beer and gambling, it is an entertaining way to explore basic economic principles and the consequences of government interference in the economy and our personal lives. She has coauthored several studies, including topics like sin taxes, reforming state beer laws, and the negative consequences of an Internet gambling ban. Her analyses have been published and cited by nationally respected news outlets like the Wall Street Journal and USA Today as well as university and industry publications.
She earned her B.A. at the Johns Hopkins University.
In her free time, she enjoys playing poker, studying economics, and learning about the art and history of making beer.