While the blog was out of action I noticed a lot of people linking the following article by Andrew Dickson and Bill Kaye-Blake (from Groping to Bethlehem).
All the links focused on how the article made the case for a tax on sugar. That is fine and all, it was an externality case that we can discuss, appeal to evidence and value judgments on, and then decide whether we agree or not. In fact, I get the impression that is the exact point that the authors are raising after setting up the pro-argument.
However, I didn’t get the impression that many people made it to the second half of the article (given the way it was used) – and the second half was absolutely glorious.
The second half starts with this: Read more