Posts Tagged ‘soda tax’

  • The Sugary Beverage Debate

    More Soda Wars

    Aug 14, 12 • 127 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Economic Thinkers, Government, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo 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...

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    A High, Low, or No Soda Tax?

    Jun 19, 10 • 143 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, GovernmentNo Comments

    States debating a tax on soda have to decide whether they want to raise revenue or diminish obesity. If a sales tax on soda is not very high, people will continue buying sugary drinks. The result? The state gets more money. On the other hand, if the tax is...

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    More Taxing Decisions

    May 21, 10 • 128 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Thinkers, GovernmentNo 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...

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    Mandate Broccoli?

    Mar 17, 10 • 117 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Government, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    What if there was a miracle food that helped fight colds, prevent cancer, heart disease, and cataracts, and fostered healthy bones? According to several non-medical web sites, there is one. It’s broccoli. And what if another...