Why It’s Tough To Eat Less (Real) Chocolate

When the fight against obesity comes down to a battle against chocolate consumption, winning will be tough.

What We Might Not Know About Philadelphia’s Soda Tax

The results of a new study can help us decide how we feel about the impact of Philadelphia’s new sugar sweetened beverage tax.

Great Britain’s Sugary Drink Tax

While the UK’s sugary drink tax targets childhood obesity, it could also be creating a host of demand related incentives with unintended consequences.

Weekly Roundup: From Robot Servers to Shrimp Farmers

Our everyday economics includes wages, externalities, productivity, income, tradeoff, taxes, fiscal policy, gender, human capital and comparative advantage.

Pasty Tax Issues

The UK’s pasty (PASS-tee) tax battle is a good story. But, moving beyond the humor, it has considerable significance. First the story: Taxing the pasty has created a major flap in the UK. The pasty looks like meat in a…

Congestion Pricing in Israel

Run privately, guaranteeing 70kph (43.5 mph), a toll lane will be created on a busy Israeli road. More traffic–price up; less traffic, price drops. Another solution to the tragedy of the commons. To read more, go to http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1260930882954&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull Should we…