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The Nanny, Unleashed

On December 31, Michael Bloomberg will leave the mayoralty of New York City. Unfortunately, that probably won’t reduce the impact the meddlesome multibillionaire will try to have on Americans’…
Posted October 30, 2013 at4:43 pm

Soda Tax Descends into San Francisco

Roughly a year after their Bay Area counterparts in Richmond rejected a $1.28 per gallon tax on soft drinks by two-to-one, San Francisco City Supervisor Scott Wiener…
Posted October 28, 2013 at5:01 pm

Soda-Less in Seattle?

When New York City first proposed its now-enjoined ban on certain restaurant sodas last year, The Atlantic looked at which major city might be the first to follow.
Posted September 30, 2013 at1:12 pm

Swiss Bank Joins War on Sugar

A research subsidiary of secretive Swiss bank Credit Suisse has released a new report calling for sugar taxes, and it’s a doozy. The Atlantic summarizes the report, showing…
Posted September 24, 2013 at2:58 pm

The Nanny State, Rebranded?

Our advertisements mocking New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg from last year continue to prove an annoyance to the diet police, as evidenced by a commentary in…
Posted August 28, 2013 at5:18 pm

Brits Bring Back Bogus Attack on Food

In a very long piece in Britain’s The Guardian, a writer steps into the same pit that so many other commentators (many of whom should know better)…
Posted August 8, 2013 at4:40 pm

Food Taxes Unhealthy for Impoverished Americans

According to a USA Today opinion piece penned by professors of economics, clinical assistant, and public health, not only do food taxes not work, but they hurt the poorest Americans. The authors…
Posted August 7, 2013 at11:58 am

Food Regulation Gets One-Sided Push

Two articles caught our eye over the weekend, one from Britain’s The Observer (owned by The Guardian), advocating for the government to regulate into oblivion all sugary foods and drinks, and another from Time, questioning…
Posted August 5, 2013 at4:50 pm

Food Taxes Come Up Short Again

A recent study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE) found that instituting a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages only decreased overall calorie consumption by less than…
Posted August 1, 2013 at2:35 pm

Food Tax Headquarters Names New Leader

As we noted back in January when the move was announced, Kelly “Big Brother” Brownell recently moved to head Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Maybe they…
Posted July 23, 2013 at9:15 am