The old saying is that when the economy tanks, people drown their sorrows with alcohol. That apparently hasn't escaped the attention of state and local governments. The New York Times has a story today about how 12 states have either raised its alcohol tax or changed its laws to boost revenue from alcohol sales since 2008. "These are kind of antitax times, so it's tough to raise any kind of tax, but this is one they might have more success with," Mark Stehr, an associate professor of economics at Drexel University in Philadelphia, told the newspaper. To read the entire story, click here.