Thursday, October 26, 2006

Quebec's fat tax potential

Pigou takes on poutine. If you don't know, poutine is a Quebec fast food dish made of french fries, gravy and melting cheese curd--definitely fattening, obesity-causing and a threat to the health care system. It is, therefore, a generator of externalities in need of a fat tax. NoPigou Club founding member Willim Watson of McGill University puts it all into a NoPigovian context in the National Post today.

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