Posts Tagged ‘Pigovian taxes’

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    No Longer a Sin?

    Mar 28, 10 • 173 Views • Economic Thinkers, GovernmentNo Comments

    Pondering health care reform, I began to wonder whether sin taxes would become Pigovian taxes. A sin tax focuses on the impact of a behavior on an individual. Levied on something that society believes is “bad” for a person, a sin tax

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    Costly Behavior

    Mar 24, 10 • 206 Views • Economic Thinkers, Environment, GovernmentNo Comments

    Do you approve of Pigovian taxes?  These are taxes levied on seemingly undesirable behavior in order to compensate for their negative impact on society. soda tax: Among other municipalities, New York State and Philadelphia are proposing soda taxes. bag