Should the government discourage drinking sugary beverages by limiting their size or putting a tax on them, and if so, how should it go about doing it? At present, San Francisco, California will now pay an extra 1-cent-per-ounce on all soft drinks. Please defend your answer based in information from text book ( I do agree that the government should discourage drinking sugary beverages by putting a tax on them. I do not think that limiting the size of a sugary beverage will discourage a consumer, when the consumer can purchase two small drinks to make up for the size of a larger drink. I think placing a tax on sugary beverages would be more of a deterrent to consumers when purchasing sugary beverages. The benefit that can be seen with higher taxes is less sales on the sugary drinks. In Jan Gresons article, Should Governments Tax Sugary Drinks, it was shown that a tax increase on sugary
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- Fall '19
- Alcoholic beverage, soft drinks