Greg Pulscher writes over at Opportunity Lives:
"Relationships should be built upon voluntary choice, promoting mutual respect and mutually beneficial outcomes. In these unions both parties are better off with each other, than they are alone. Voluntary relationships can create tremendous value to this world, however these only exist when parties are free to associate, finding cooperation at the right time, place, and manner.
"If this makes perfect sense in personal relationships, why is there disconnect when we think about business relationships, such as breweries and distributors? More specifically, the 25,000-barrel self-distribution cap involuntarily imposed on local brewers by North Carolina.
"North Carolina law forces brewers to hand over 100 percent of their distribution rights to a third party once they produce 25,000 barrels..."