Posts Tagged ‘soda taxes’

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    Is Obesity the Government’s Business?

    Feb 16, 12 • 431 Views • Behavioral Economics, Businesses, Economic Debates, Government, Households, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo Comments

    To fight obesity, do you support government funded weight loss education? Soda taxes? Mandatory menu calorie counts? Banned bake sales? A recent Intelligence Squared debate provided several answers. The evening focused on the proposition,  “Obesity

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    Soda Wars

    Oct 8, 10 • 219 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, RegulationNo Comments

    In “the soda wars,” who is fighting whom? Past news articles refer to state legislative attempts to tax sugary soft drinks. Now, a NY Times article focuses on how New York City is trying to bar use of food stamps for sugary soft drinks. The