Tagged: Culture

NEWS: Latvia: Alcohol Taxes Boost Culture

The Latvian government is set to revive a tax system that collects revenue from taxing alcohol, tobacco and gambling at higher rates to fund its State Culture Capital Foundation. New taxes will be introduced in order to raise much-needed revenue for culture across the country…

BLOG: Myanmar: Carlsberg To Be Sued Over Copyright Violation

This week, news broke that the family of a late and beloved Burmese composer is now preparing a lawsuit against Carlsberg for their use of Myoma’s song title on their product, Tuborg beer. This story is an instructive case example of how Big Alcohol operates to push their products into every aspect of every society around the world…

BLOG: Rising Consumerism In India Poses Challenges

The biggest question for all of us is: How to address this new consuming class? Because – and quite much-saying – it is those Indians who also want to appear with alcohol in their hand on Page 3 of the Indian newspapers. But when alcohol becomes a status symbol like in the Western world (even though its glamour and much of its effects are only constructed) it will cause great harm, inhibit India’s growth and development…