Note: Renamed this from “Discussion Thursday” as I ended up inadvertently writing a post rather than a comment …
Sorry, a bit busy to do real posts. Also wanted to get a discussion going on this excellent quote from Eric Crampton about using sugar taxes to pay for the “health care externality” from obesity/sugar consumption:
What happens then if we find that it’s those healthy exercise people who cost the system more, on the whole, because they live longer (costing the superfund) and consume health services over a longer period?
Be careful wanting to tax all the fiscal externalities. You might not like where it leads.
Let me throw up a quick first comment here 😉