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Berkeley’s proposed soda tax would cut sugar intake, and that’s a good thing

Stephen Sugarman, Roger J. Traynor Professor of Law | October 14, 2014

The bottom line is that the proposed one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages sold in Berkeley would reduce sugar consumption, and that would be good for the health of the population. Were the measure to pass, it seems pretty clear that the tax would be passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices – … Continue reading »