sin tax

Obesity Drags on the Economy

Obese people do not just risk their own health; their health problems cripple the economy. GDP would be given a boost if the number of fat people fell sharply. The Obama administration has not made an attack on obesity part of its stimulus program. Maybe it should.

The Ten States that Profit Most from Sin

As state budgets strain under huge debt loads, they are counting increasingly on "sin taxes," one of the few reliable sources of revenue in these uncertain economic times.

11 Outrageous Taxes

If you needed any more proof that our state, local and federal budget spending is out of control, here it is. In an effort to get out from under...