Should the Government Pass a Fat Tax
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...Pass a Fat Tax? With growing obesity in the United s politicians and health activists have increasingly sought ways of reducing the problem. One proposed possibility has been the implementation of so called ‘fat taxes’. These are taxes on high calorie or fatty foods, or increased costs of health care for obese people. The underlining belief is that in increasing the cost of these products, individuals will be more motivated to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Still, some health activists counter that such a tax is wrong-headed in that rather than imbuing individuals with a sense of personal responsibility, it attempts to arbitrarily enforce healthy living. This essay considers... Should the Government Pass a...