A nationwide tax on soda? Economists say it would be good for the country, and here’s their ‘optimal’ rate.

Laura McCrystal | Monday, May 20, 2019, The Philadelphia Inquirer

A federal tax on soda could benefit the public good, according to an economic analysis being released Monday.

“What we’re trying to do is evaluate whether soda taxes are good or bad overall for society,” said Dimitry Taubinsky, an assistant professor of economics at the University of California-Berkeley, and one of the authors of the paper.

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