Seattle-based Beverage Company Speaks Out Against Taxes

February 28, 2017

Discriminatory taxes on food and beverages have real consequences for real people. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is proposing a tax on beverages and Jones Soda…

Philly Beverage Tax is a “Job Killer”

February 27, 2017

The beverage tax that went into effect in Philadelphia on Jan. 1 caused prices to skyrocket on consumers, and now we’re hearing about the negative impact the tax is having on local small businesses and their employees.

Unraveling the Myths About SNAP

February 22, 2017

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a program that provides temporary food assistance to families who have fallen on hard times, is the…

The Reality of Beverage Taxes

February 17, 2017

Politicians proposing taxes on common grocery items may see dollar signs but they must remember who will be paying the price. An economics professor and…

A Study in Contrasts

February 9, 2017

There is a lot of discussion about taxes on beverages these days, with some claiming government-imposed sanctions are the answer to curbing obesity. Here…

Economics Professor Speaks Out Against Philly Tax

January 26, 2017

Taxes on foods and beverages are bad policy. They hit low-income families the hardest, they won't make people healthier and they "reek of government paternalism…

The Economic Reality of Soda Taxes

January 19, 2017

Taxes on common beverages won’t make people healthier, but they will make them poorer. In an editorial entitled, “Education better than taxes in efforts…

Reality Check

January 17, 2017

Illinois lawmakers are considering a penny-per-ounce tax on every day beverages like juice drinks, soda, sports drinks and tea to fill the state’s budget…

Lining Government Coffers

January 13, 2017

To shore up the budget, Illinois policymakers are considering placing a penny-per-ounce tax on common grocery store items like juice drinks, soda, sports…

Helping Support Your Goals

January 12, 2017

We are almost two weeks into 2017, which means that people might already be struggling with their New Year’s resolutions. Lofty goals such as losing…