And while we would never encourage drunkenness or alcoholism, we also firmly believe that banning alcohol is bad business. That's what India is learning now, after the Indian Supreme Court last month upheld a recent ban on alcohol sales from every liquor shop, hotel, restaurant, and bar within 500 meters driving distance of state and national highways in an effort to curb drunk driving. The damage so far? CNN reports a $10 billion loss in annual revenue, citing Rahul Singh, honorary secretary of the National Restaurant Association of India. Hitting a third of the country's liquor stores, the ban's also expected to affect around 1 million jobs, according to The Economist.