Posts Tagged ‘Pigovian taxes’

  • The Sugary Beverage Debate

    More Soda Wars

    Aug 14, 12 • 341 Views • No Comments

    If you lived in Richmond, California, would you vote yes or no for their proposed soda tax? The tax is unusual because it does not charge people at the register. Instead, retailers would have to pay a license fee that is based on how many ounces of SSBs...  [read more]

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    New Soda War Battles

    Jul 3, 12 • 363 Views • No Comments

    “It’s worth fighting for. . . . This is about our economy, it’s about jobs, it’s also about our traditions and our values.” The speaker was John Kerrey and the topic was the cranberry. Worried that sugary beverage limitations could move far beyond...  [read more]

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    More Taxing Decisions

    May 21, 10 • 348 Views • No Comments

    Would you support a penny an ounce tax on sugar sweetened beverages? According to the NY Times and The New England Journal of Medicine, the idea is becoming increasingly attractive to many municipalities. By putting on our economic glasses, we can better...  [read more]

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    No Longer a Sin?

    Mar 28, 10 • 356 Views • No 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...  [read more]

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    Costly Behavior

    Mar 24, 10 • 400 Views • No 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...  [read more]