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Has Mayor Bloomberg Outsmarted the Beverage Industry?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

Mayor Bloomberg has ensured that his sugary drink portion cap won't be so easy to kill. And it already has the country talking, initiating a national discussion about sugary drink portion sizes, obesity and how far government should go to protect the health of its citizens and the health of our fragile economy.

Science vs. Politics: Will A Soda Tax Really Lower Obesity Rates?

John E. Calfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John E. Calfee

In the case of diet and obesity, research based on correlations has provided contradictory evidence on the impact of soda prices or taxes; the most rigorous statistical studies tend to find no impact at all.

Why We Should Tax Soda

Susan Yager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Yager

There is no question about it, smoking is bad for your health. But obesity is, perhaps, worse. And yet, we heavily tax tobacco but not soda.