Fat Taxes (page 4)

Food Politics and the Dinner Date

With Valentine’s Day behind us, so too are millions of dinner dates. And while most will have obeyed the maxim that one shouldn’t discuss religion or politics at the…
Posted February 18, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Deconstructing the Food Fearmonger

We mentioned in passing earlier this month that we had discovered a document written by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity (the home of…
Posted February 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Soft Drink Scolds’ Diet Tip Not Effective or Popular

Listening to activists like Kelly “Twinkie tax” Brownell or Michael “Carrot-Juice House” Jacobson, you might think that the key to solving America’s obesity problem is a soft drink tax. You…
Posted February 8, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Pro-Soda-Tax Arguments Are Contrived, Stale

Today the Houston Chronicle brings us a profile on Texas State Representative Joe Farias’s vision for his misguided soda tax. It sounded familiar to us, with the usual mix of…
Posted February 5, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Not-So-Sweet Sin Taxes Proposed in Half-Dozen States

Sometimes, bad ideas just won’t die. A perennial favorite is the sin tax on soft drinks, and with state legislatures convening across the country for their new sessions, they’re…
Posted February 4, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Big Brother Brownell to Be a Blue Devil

In 1991, a young professor started his career at Yale. Many pants sizes, several awful proposals to regulate what everybody can eat and drink, and 22 years later,…
Posted January 30, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Soda Taxes Arise Again in Hawaii, Vermont

The impulse among America’s food police to tax soft drinks is an old one— Kelly “Twinkie tax” Brownell pushed the idea as early as 1994 — but it has the …
Posted January 21, 2013 at 3:31 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Unintended Meat-Free Consequences, New York Hypocrites, and More

British newspaper The Guardian brings us a gem of unintended consequences from the so-called “sustainable” food movement (that wins a striking lack of converts). Vegans and vegetarians looking for meat substitutes…
Posted January 18, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Americans Left and Right Agree with CCF on Food Freedom

A couple of weeks ago we reported on a hearty result for food freedom advocates: A poll by the Associated Press (AP) found that 59 percent of Americans…
Posted January 14, 2013 at 5:47 pm

News Flash: Big Government isn’t an Ingredient in Soft Drinks

The Associated Press released a poll today that told us nothing new, but filled us with good cheer. According to a survey of 1,011 American adults by the Associated Press-NORC…
Posted January 4, 2013 at 5:46 pm