(noun) Causes and consequences of population characteristics, in blog form
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Much a Dew about nothing?
Today the New York City Health Department voted 8-0 with one abstention to pass the mayor's ban on portions of sugar sweetened beverages larger than 16 oz. Economists typically prefer taxes to outright bans on unhealthy behavior for a variety of reasons. Will we see bootlegged 32 oz. containers at Citi Field or Yankee Stadium? Or just more lines at 7-Elevens, which are apparently exempt from this new regulation!