Posts Tagged ‘sin tax’

  • Economic news summary and soda taxes

    Is “MexiCoke” Making a Mistake?

    Nov 8, 13 • 2991 Views • No Comments

    In Nevada convenience store coolers, at Wal-Mart or Costco, people empty the shelves the minute the Mexican Coca-Cola arrives. Coke says the glass bottle is the reason. Coca-Cola drinkers say they prefer “MexiCoke” because it is made with sugar......  [read more]

  • Tax Revenue

    Sin Taxes: Cigarettes

    Jan 12, 13 • 1293 Views • No Comments

    Revenue, abstinence…or maybe neither? Our story starts in New York State. Recognizing the health risks of cigarettes and the potential for generating revenue, New York State levied one of the highest cigarette taxes in the country. As a result,......  [read more]