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EDITORIAL: When a sugar tax goes sour

Mar 8, 2017 - The Washington Times

In politics as in physics, for every action there's an equal and opposite reaction. You don't have to be Sir Isaac Newton to understand that a steep "sugary drinks tax" on soda drinks would sharply cut sales of Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Dr Pepper, Gatorade and others.

This reflects neither Newton's Third Law of physics nor everyday rocket science, but basic Econ 101, which the economic illiterates on the Philadelphia City Council obviously slept through. It's a lesson the econom

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