Friday, February 20, 2004
You gotta laugh...it's a bloody good idea. Probably not because it'll actually succeed in "signaling to society that nutritional content in food is important," but in that people buy cheaper foods, and right now fatty, unhealthy foods are much cheaper. But making them more expensive, without lowering other food prices, may just lead to price inflation. Oops.
We're pretty cash strapped here, and I think such a tax wouldn't be a bad idea (especially since I don't eat many of the things that'd be taxed!)