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Drop That Pre-Flight Cheeseburger: Samoan Airline Selling Fares Based On Passenger Weight

It might sound like an April Fools’ joke, but the day for such pranks is over, and this news has the ring of weird truth: Samoa Air has decided to start charging passengers for their fares depending on how much they weigh. Passengers shell out money per a fixed rate for each unit of weight, with that price varying depending on how long the route is. [More]

Pioneering Denmark Distinguishes Itself By Starting Fat Tax

Pioneering Denmark Distinguishes Itself By Starting Fat Tax

No more noshing Danishes for you, Danish people! Denmark is instituting the world’s first so-called “fat tax,” involving a price increase on foodstuffs that are high in saturated fats in an effort to deter citizens from buying them. [More]

Should We Tax Junk Food?

Should We Tax Junk Food?

Should America tax junk food? Should we add a “fat tax” to the list of sin taxes? When most Americans eat fast food at least once a week, could we tax junk and subsidize healthy foods in the name of public health? Paul Michael of Wisebread thinks that it makes financial sense.