Problems With Sugary Drink Taxes

To avoid inelastic demand, a sugary drink tax would need to increase price substantially. Current taxes that average less than 5% have little impact.

Where Do the Slimmest Americans Live?

Because obesity related diseases increase entitlement spending, should government use penalties rather than incentives to slim the US population?

Hedging Health Risks, Hedgehog Style

By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Oppressive fluorescent lights, the antiseptic squeak of rubber soles on linoleum, and the omnipresent pulse of machines envelop you at the hospital. You’re anxiously awaiting the results of surgery on your beloved family member. Her…