The wounds from the momentous "Tastes Great/Less Filling" Miller Lite debate–pitting brother against brother, or at least Bubba Smith vs. Bob Uecker–have barely healed. Yet Miller Brewing is already in a heap of new trouble.
According to this anti-illegal immigrant site, Miller provided $30,000 to underwrite pro-immigration marches. The site's backers are calling for beer drinkers everywhere to stop drinking Miller, something which market forces are already doing to most piss-water brands. Back of the line, Minutemen.
Irony alert: The Chicago Tribune reports on the reason why Miller coughed up the $$$ for the pro-immigration marches. "Miller faced another boycott earlier this year from immigration-reform groups, the opposing side of the debate."
Less taste, more filling. More immigrants, more six packs. Whatever.
This just in: A National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper finds that immigration has a "positive average effect" on wages of native-born workers. Check the abstract out here. Full disclosure: The study is done by a guy named Giovanni and a guy named Gianmarco.
Let's clear this Corona-urine rumor once and for all: Rest easy, Mexican beer lovers, Corona is apparently urine-free.
Bonus question for philosophy majors: Should the Miller boycott extend to retro-fave Pabst Blue Ribbon, which is being brewed by Miller on a contract basis?