Thursday, December 18, 2008

paternalism or smart policy?

Nicholas Kristof advocates for David Paterson's soda tax. Especially as someone who drinks no soft drinks, I'm quite in favor of this one. What would be better is if we didn't subsidize massive corn monoculture in the first place, which leads to drinks like the ones in question, but if we can't have that (and with Tom Vilsack coming into the new administration, we probably can't), then a more roundabout solution is fine with me.

At the very least, it's a helluva lot better idea than his iTunes tax.

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