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Tagged: sin taxes
Despite veritable mountains of academic evidence proving excise taxes on politically unpopular goods are unreliable revenue sources drawn from those who can least afford to have more money taken from them, city and state governments constantly flirt with such ideas. Like water rushing through a valley, such elected officials seek the path of least resistance in deciding what to tax.
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Over at Heartland’s Health Care News, Ben Domenech has a great article on the increasing role government is taking in our lives, particularly in what we eat: Unfortunately, as Schweikart[…]
Last year the Washington state legislature passed a series of discriminatory “sin” taxes on soft drinks, candy, and bottled water. In November Washington voters will have a chance to decide[…]