Fat Taxes (page 7)

Quote of the Week: Broke Municipalities “Scam” Californians

The new (old) trend out of California is the reviled soda tax, which will appear as a referendum on the ballots of two cities, Richmond…
Posted August 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Food Cop’s “Concession” Stand Hawks Hot Air

You wouldn’t expect Kelly Brownell — the architect of the Twinkie tax and head of Yale’s activist Rudd Center — to say something nice about a Twinkie,…
Posted July 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm

CCF On Air: Talking Truth to Food Taxes

We mentioned it in passing, but in case you missed it, a Nevada legislator, Harvey Munford, resurrected a proposal to place an as-yet-undetermined tax on “junk food.”…
Posted July 20, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Declare Your Independence from Food Nannies

The fight against New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’ portion–size prohibition on soft drinks continues, even as Bloomberg’s allies look to make the ban more inclusive.  As…
Posted July 5, 2012 at 4:26 pm

California City Tries to Strike it Rich (on Soda)

Before Michael Bloomberg declared war on soda in New York City, the front-line of the battle to preserve our freedom to imbibe was in Richmond, California, where the “penny-per-ounce”…
Posted June 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Medical Professionals Pan Activist Measures

The national convention of America’s largest physicians’ association, the American Medical Association (AMA), was held this week, and activists hoped to get ringing endorsements from white-coated solons for their…
Posted June 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Food Activists’ Fumblerooskis

One theory of political change, called the “Overton window” after the political theorist who proposed it, holds that at any given time some policies are unthinkable—outside the…
Posted June 11, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Bay Area Bluster on Soda Taxes

Since activists failed to get a statewide soda tax on the books in California last year, they’ve turned to Bay Area municipalities to make local residents…
Posted May 22, 2012 at 4:32 pm

How Many MeMe Roths Are There?

Of all the would-be dietary dictators, wannabe syrup-saboteur MeMe Roth is perhaps the most freely contemptuous and openly hateful toward those who would choose the…
Posted May 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Take Up the Thin Man’s Burden, Says Public Health Community

The Institute of Medicine (IOM), a group that advises the federal government on medical and public health issues, released a report today outlining its recommended strategies to reduce the…
Posted May 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm