Taxing Junk Food

TitleTaxing Junk Food
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsLadenson, R
Corporate Authorsof Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT
Date Published04/1995
PublisherCenter for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsPublic Policy , public safety
AbstractIn a opinion piece from the New York Times, Professor Kelly D. Brown, Director of the Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders, called for the US. Government use its taxing powers to try and improve the nutritional habits of individuals. From an ethical standpoint, should the government have the right to do this?
NotesCase study from the 1995 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Copyright, Robert Ladenson, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1995.
URLhttp://ethics.iit.edu/EEL/Taxing%20Junk%20Food.pdf
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