Posts Tagged ‘Pigovian taxes’

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    More Taxing Decisions

    May 21, 10 • 291 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 • 283 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 • 330 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]