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Optimum “health tax” for meat calculated
There has been lots of interest in this new research from Oxford University which makes the claim that a health tax on red and processed meat could prevent more than 220,000 deaths and save over US$40 billion in healthcare costs every year. Read the paper here.
Should red meat be taxed? This kind of case study brings in many micro and macro aspects including market failures from externalities and information gaps.