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Alcohol Taxes

Raise Taxes, Wyoming, I D.A.R.E. You

Joe Schrank | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Joe Schrank

There is growing evidence that taxation has a strong correlation to reducing the rates of use, underage, and binge drinking.

Lucky Strikes

Don Ringe | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics
Don Ringe

It's hard to watch as Medicare is offered up for cuts while taxes are increased on virtually everything but tobacco. I agree with my politically conservative friends. Let's not raise taxes on tobacco.

Sin Taxes Are Bad Public Policy

David Callahan | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business
David Callahan

We all know that smokers and drinkers cost our healthcare system a fortune thanks to their self-destructive behavior. So it makes sense to heavily tax cigarettes and booze as a way to bring down the deficit or fund government healthcare programs. Right? Well, no.

The Most Expensive Ingredient In Beer: Taxes

Posted 09.28.2012 | Business

Beer’s ingredients of yeast, hops and water make up its deliciously golden hue. But the one cost that makes beer hardest to swallow might just be th...

Globalization and Its Discontents: War of Lifestyles

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Experts tend to acknowledge that the Italian lifestyle can't be imported willy-nilly into northern regions. Globalization, on the other hand, has accomplished something like that.