Paul L. Caron

Monday, June 7, 2004

The Fat Tax

Tuesday, June 8, 2004

From the you knew it was coming department: there is a growing clamor in the blogosphere for various "fat taxes" to address the obesity problem in the U.S. Calls for a "fat tax" come from the World Health Organization and The Center for Consumer Freedom, among others. The term apparently was coined in a a December 2002 Atlantic Monthly article.Southern Appeal describes a variety of such taxes, including a sliding scale based on the fat content of foods. The Evangelical Outpost offers, tongue-in-check I think, a "tubby tax."

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