Nutrition taxes: a broken tool in public health policy
Frédéric Sautet, Institut Economique Molinari, October 2014
It is vital to understand that the impact of nutrition taxes on the consumption of nutritionally poor food is unclear and that there is a sizable risk of instituting additional constraints on the country’s economic activity without getting the expected public health benefits.
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