I contributed to Blake Gray’s great piece  on New York SLA’s decision on refusal to grant a retail liquor license on absurd grounds.

Playing economic Nostradamus SLA believed the store wouldn’t make money so they denied the license. They also ridiculed the applicant because  “All the money appears to be coming from your wife, correct?”

Beyond the sexist nature of this, a free market economy should be celebrating those that make money to invest, regardless of what their gender is, does the wife’s money make it less palatable to the SLA board, if so this conclusion is offensive and ridiculous.  And it smacks in the face the free market system that allows and celebrates individuals making money and having success!