Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Sin tax interview

I recently talked to David Pakman about sin taxes. Here's the video.




See also The Consequences of Not Mugging You.

5 comments:

JohnB said...

Latest figures on smoking prevalence (household survey) for Australia
http://www.aihw.gov.au/alcohol-and-other-drugs/ndshs/

It’s already seized upon by the antismoking nut cases, e.g., Chapman, as all due to plain packaging:
http://m.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/plunge-in-smoking-attributed-to-plain-packaging-20140716-ztqht.html?skin=dumb-phone


And isn’t Crapman having a field day:
https://twitter.com/SimonChapman6

Ricky Jones said...
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Devil's Kitchen said...
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Devil's Kitchen said...

It might have been nice to mention—and I thought that you were going to at one point—that whilst many people try to put a monetary value on emotional distress, health campaigners ignore the monetary value on the pleasure that, e.g. drugs or alcohol bring (which is, of course, roughly equivalent to what people spent on e.g. drugs or alcohol).

DK