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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Another Pigovian tax I'd support

Fattening Sodas!

7 comments:

Domino said...

I would agree if they wanted to tax all sodas and not just the non-diet variety. It seems strange to draw a distinction between the two. They are both unhealthy. Overweight soda consumers already make up the majority of diet-soda market. I think it unlikely that such a tax would boost the market share for diet-soda at the cost of the non diet variety; afterall, for most people it's a matter of taste.

I see this as more of a money making scheme than a pigouvian tax.

Garth said...

I drink Coke Zero religiously.
I don't see how it is unhealthy.
It has less caffeine than coffee, it has next to no sugar (if it did it wouldn't be zero calories). So it is not unhealthy - it is ahealthy - there are next to zero nutrients in it. But i don't care about it's nutrients.

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