Also all things being equal for comparison...they're not. Heck the state could just halve pay and drop insurance coverage and vacation time and negate pensions for it's workers if the bottom line was just a profit/loss analysis.<quoted text>
Most of the revenue from the liquor store operation comes from taxes, which would be unaffected by privatization. In fact, increased sales by not driving customers out of state would increase tax revenue.
Any "profit" from store operation is an illusion because it does not account for future pension costs.
Surely your register skills are transferable from a state liquor store to a supermarket, where you can still ring up the alcohol sales.
As to the economy as a whole how do you see less money circulating affecting that? Or are you claiming that the British company will spend the equal or even more in the US economy?