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New Evidence: Soft drink taxes work

Last year the Taxpayers Union launched a research report claiming that a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages wouldn’t have any impact. Apparently they had some numbers to back up that claim, although they didn’t make the data behind them public. That was not a good move. Amidst a blaze of publicity they quizzed those that advocated […]

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Fat Chance of Government Policy Reducing Child Obesity

The Ministry of Health and Health Minister have spent months working up the Government’s new plan to reduce child obesity. Frankly, it is hard to see what they have been spending that time on. The policy has been self-proclaimed as “wide-ranging”, but contains not much that is new and certainly nothing that will shift the […]

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