Posts Tagged ‘Pigovian taxes’

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    No Longer a Sin?

    Mar 28, 10 • 258 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 • 307 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]