• Andrew Thurston

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    Andrew Thurston is originally from England, but has grown to appreciate the serial comma and the Red Sox, while keeping his accent (mostly) and love of West Ham United. He joined BU in 2007, and is the editor of the University’s research news site, The Brink; he was formerly director of alumni publications. Before joining BU, he edited consumer and business magazines, including for corporations, nonprofits, and the UK government. His work has won awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the In-House Agency Forum, Folio:, and the British Association of Communicators in Business. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in English and related literature from the University of York. Profile

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There are 2 comments on Could Dunkin’s New Alcoholic Drinks Encourage Underage Drinking?

  1. The general tone of this interview is based on puritanical suggestion that people are too stupid to make decisions for themselves so big government liberals need to regulate the hell out of everything to force the stupid population to make the “right” decision. If people want to drink underage, they are going to drink underage, if not they won’t. And as mentioned in the article, more people are choosing not to. This notion that people are just accidentally drinking underage because certain drinks are available is rather ridiculous. We have more regulations on alcohol in this country than most developed nations and yet have higher levels of alcohol use. The answer to reducing underage drinking isn’t continuing down the same path and more heavily regulating the types of alcohol that can be sold. The age to drink should be 18, then maybe some people would actually wait for a more reasonable legal age instead of having the vast majority of people drinking before the legal age.

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