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Sin Taxes

Sin Taxes

The idea of reducing the consumption of “unhealthy” foods and beverages through excise taxes has taken on an added appeal as city, state, and federal budget deficits have soared. But using the tax code as a surrogate for dietary engineering will do little more than punish consumers, many of them lower income, and stigmatize the personal decisions of millions of Americans. Even though public and scientific support for dietary-related sin taxes are lacking, activists and like-minded government officials continue to advocate their adoption at every level.

 
News, Commentary, and Updates

Monday, December 26, 2016  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Businesses, pols leery of imposing New York soda tax to help fund healthcare

NY Daily News

Tuesday, December 13, 2016  |  News, Commentary & Updates

The Pros and Cons of Taxing Foods Based on their Sugar Content

Food Politics

Tuesday, December 6, 2016  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Could Mass. impose tax on sodas?

Boston Globe

Tuesday, October 11, 2016  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Tax sugary drinks to fight obesity, WHO urges governments

Yahoo News

Wednesday, September 28, 2016  |  News, Commentary & Updates

US Soda-Tax Battle Bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area

ABC News

Tuesday, September 6, 2016  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Will Soda Taxes Bubble Up or Fizzle Out On the Ballot This Fall?

Weekly Standard

Friday, July 1, 2016  |  News, Commentary & Updates

The Teamsters Officially Resolve To Fight Soda Taxes

Daily Caller

Thursday, June 30, 2016  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Freedom, Fairness, And The Nanny State: “Nudging” Through Pigovian Taxes

Huffington Post

Monday, June 27, 2016  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Meet the Dark Money Forces Behind Philly’s Soda Tax

Philadelphia Magazine

Tuesday, June 21, 2016  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Philadelphia Mayor signs 'soda tax' into law, beverage industry plans to challenge

WJLA

Thursday, June 16, 2016  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Soda Tax Passes in Philadelphia. Advocates Ask: Who’s Next?

New York Times

Wednesday, March 30, 2016  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Philadelphia’s Soda Tax Is Excessive

CBS Philly

Saturday, March 19, 2016  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Extend England's sugar tax to biscuits and cereals, says government adviser

The Guardian

Thursday, March 17, 2016  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Britain is fighting childhood obesity with a new soda tax. But will it work?

Vox Science and Health

Thursday, March 17, 2016  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Kenney launches campaign for proposed soda tax

Philly.com

WLF Resources

Wednesday, March 23, 2016  |  WLF Resources

Washington Post Columnist’s Compelling Critique of England’s New “Sugary Drink” Tax

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Friday, November 7, 2014  |  WLF Resources

Nutrition Nannies Win Only 1 of 4 Ballot Initiatives

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Monday, September 9, 2013  |  WLF Resources

Proposed Use of Tax Code to “Protect” Food Consumers Is Bad Policy and Unconstitutional

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Thursday, March 14, 2013  |  WLF Resources

Study Exposes "Sin Taxes" as Counterproductive Social Engineering Tool

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Monday, November 12, 2012  |  WLF Resources

From Denmark to California, Diet Engineering by Sin Tax Fails

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Thursday, November 8, 2012  |  WLF Resources

State and Local Food Labeling and Soda Tax Initiatives Defeated

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Tuesday, December 20, 2011  |  WLF Resources

Overlooked Provisions in Appropriations Bill Bring Sunshine to ObamaCare Health Fund

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Saturday, June 4, 2011  |  WLF Resources

Kicking The Soda Can: Hard Truths About Soft Drink Taxes

WLF Legal Backgrounder by Patrick Basham, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and John Luik, a senior fellow at the Democracy Institute.

 
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