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Government Failure: Would a junk food tax cause government failure

  • Levels: AS, A Level, IB
  • Exam boards: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB, Eduqas, WJEC

In this series of three short videos, we revise the concept of government failure and apply it to the debate over a junk food tax.

In this video we revise the meaning of government failure and consider some of the main causes of government failure.

This second video looks at some of the arguments that support government intervention in the form of a tax on junk foods as a way of addressing market failures.

In this third video we look at some of the arguments that intervention in the form of a junk food tax might lead to government failure.

Here is a quick Quizlet revision activity on key terms linked to government failure

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