The city of Philadelphia adopted a tax on sweetened beverages. The result, according to an analysis by professors at Minnesota, Northwestern, and Stanford Universities, has not been reduced consumption of sweetened beverages, or increased consumption of beverages that aren’t subject to the tax. No, the result has been that people are buying the same beverages in places where they aren’t subject to the tax.
Oh, and prices for the beverages subject to the tax increased 30-40%.
What surprising results. Not.
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