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.

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.

Berkeley’s Soda Tax Surprise

Because Berkeley’s sugary drink tax has had little impact on price, researchers suggest that lawmakers insufficiently considered elasticity and incidence.

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.

New Soda War Battles

“It’s worth fighting for. . . . This is about our economy, it’s about jobs, it’s also about our traditions and our values.” The speaker was John Kerrey and the topic was the cranberry. Worried that sugary beverage limitations could move far…