D.C. Has Two Choices When It Comes to Soda Taxes

Since 2015, cities across the U.S. have taxed soda to promote public health, often with disastrous results. While soda taxes show people do consume less of it, the results ultimately don’t pan out, as consumers simply switch their habits to other, equally unhealthy options. To make matters worse, soda taxes fall harder on poor families. […]

The Economic Standard: Regressive Soda & Sugar Taxes Should Fizzle Out

There is currently a global campaign to reduce the consumption of soda and ensure that consumers have healthier alternatives. Philadelphia, for instance, is contributing to the campaign through a soda tax while across the pond, the U.K. has implemented a sugar tax. However, despite lawmakers’ best efforts to improve public health, these disastrous policies have […]

New Study: Taxes on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages — A Policy Failure

Since 2014, eight U.S. cities have implemented sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxes. Several other cities and states are contemplating similar measures. SSB taxes are intended to curb sugar consumption and improve public health, but policymakers too often ignore the unintended consequences these measures provoke. This ConsumerGram examines the effects of SSB taxes, including their disproportionate impact […]