Taxing Soda in NYC

Dr. Richard Daines explains why taxing soda is actually beneficial for Americans, helps our children, and makes America healthier.

I was skeptical until he explained that it’s actually cheaper for everyone because health care would be cheaper if there was a tax on soda.

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I am an assistant professor (LTR) at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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2 Responses to Taxing Soda in NYC

  1. Killer J says:

    I guess it makes sense.
    I have a better idea: driving should be for the fit. Take away Fatty’s driver’s license until he reaches a certain BMI. Make him bike to work! Even if he took the UTA he would have to walk a fair amount more than having a car in the garage. This will solve obesity, health insurance prices, and fossil fuel consumption.

  2. shaunmiller says:

    I guess that could work, but it seems that taxing soda would be more practical.

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