Privatize the liquor stores
This is made clear by my position on the privatization of alcohol sales in Pennsylvania. The state legislature is currently considering bills to reduce the state's near-monopoly on intoxicating beverages. I think that doing so is a great idea.
Alcohol sales fail the first of my two prongs of the government intervention test. While getting medical treatment or being educated are vital social needs that all citizens should have access to, getting drunk simply is not. Drinking is a hobby. On that ground alone, I would dismiss the need for state-run alcohol sales.
But Pennsylvania's alcohol sales fail the second prong as well. There is no massive market failure in the case of alcohol. There is no problem of externalities, perverse incentives, or grossly unequal access in the way that there is for purely private provision of the other things I want government to provide. Many other states (such as my old home of Arizona) have far more liberal alcohol sales systems than Pennsylvania, and people there get drunk just fine.
Opponents of privatization have complained that privatization would reduce selection and raise prices. These, I think, are actually arguments for privatization. If state-run stores have lower prices and better selection than private ones would, this means that the state is subsidizing drinking. This would be a concern only if cheap access to the full range of liquors were a vital social good (as is the case, say, for cheap access to the full range of medical treatments). People are not entitled to have any recreational product they like at any price they like.
Another concern is the potential loss of unionized liquor store jobs. Here I would simply point out that there is no reason why a private liquor store workforce couldn't unionize (and they should!). There are many ways for the state to encourage the creation of good jobs, but running a business as a make-work program seems like a decidedly inefficient way to go about it. (Note that the case for saving my own job as a unionized public university employee is importantly different. Education is an important social good, unlike alcohol. And the private sector is unlikely to provide decent quality education to all students who need it at a price they can afford, unlike alcohol.)
I see no more reason for the state of Pennsylvania to hold a monopoly on alcohol sales than I do for it to take over guitar manufacturing or movie theaters. Privatize it, and let the government handle the real social needs.