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Johnson & Johnson Proposes a "Fat Tax" On Businesses

Al Lewis | Posted 01.27.2017 | Business
Al Lewis

At last week's Davos conference, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) proposed a $150/employee "Fat Tax" on publicly traded companies and presumably companies planning to go public. Here's how the Fat Tax would work.

REPORT: Salon 'Fat Tax' Charges Curvier Customers More For Leg Wax

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 11.25.2013 | Style

Getting your legs waxed is already a fairly unpleasant endeavor. But a London salon has reportedly made it that much more unbearable by imposing a so-...

What's the Future of Soda?

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Gregg S. Lipman

There's an opportunity for you, challenger brand, to take advantage of the backlash against soda and create a little niche for yourself. Innovate around where the audience is, from Gen Y- and Z-ers to helicopter parents who couldn't imagine anything as toxic as soda touching their children's lips.

Food Fight: Fat Taxes Won't Slim Down Americans

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Steven Kurlander

Politicians eager to raise more revenue for dwindling coffers caused in part by higher medical costs associated with obesity are now pigging out on the idea of implementing a "fat tax" of high caloric, sugary and fatty foods to curb American's unhealthy appetites.

Airline Fat Tax: Fair Or Foul?

Posted 02.09.2012 | Travel

Airlines might soon be able to introduce a so-called "fat tax" if the U.K. Court of Appeals has anything to do with it. According to a court ruling...

Save Lives, Tax Soda

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Wendy Gordon, pioneer in the green consumer movement Forty-five can be a sizeable number. Especially when it's the number of gal...

Save Lives, Tax Soda

Wendy Gordon | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Wendy Gordon

Let's make 2012 the year we get smart about taxes, and tax less of those things we want more of, like jobs and income, and more of the things we want less of, like health damaging sugars. You can have your cake, just pay for it.

A Way-Out for the Super Committee... and the Country

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Each side wants the most it can get, but it must consider that the other side may decide to relinquish some of what it wants to get closer to what it estimates the American people want.

Danish 'Fat Tax' Aimed At Curbing Unhealthy Eating Habits

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

COPENHAGEN (AP) -- Denmark has imposed a “fat tax” on foods such as butter and oil as a way to curb unhealthy eating habits. The Nordic country...

Picking Up the Tab for Medical Care: Who Should Pay?

Carole Carson | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics
Carole Carson

Americans must address the question of who will foot the bill for rising medical costs. Even as we complain about mounting healthcare bills, we are reluctant to adopt healthier lifestyle habits to reduce costs.

Should Parents Be Taxed For Having Obese Children?

Posted 07.12.2011 | Chicago

An Illinois Senator is backing away from a suggestion he made in committee Tuesday that parents with obese children have their $2,000 standard tax ded...

Forget a "Fat Tax." Tax the Fat.

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

With all the talk -- and screaming and gun-toting -- that's going on around the health care reform debate, maybe the answer is orbiting our ever-expanding guts.

Is It Okay to Fire People Who Smoke or Are Obese?

Tony Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Newman

By firing workers for smoking or being overweight -- and penalizing them when it comes to their health care -- we will be demonizing and marginalizing those to whom we should be reaching out.

Sale: Exit Row Seats $8.70 per Hour

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Blake Fleetwood

The airlines are getting very desperate ... charging more and more for things that used to be free.