Tax incentives for business leave states worse off

Tax incentives for business are a bad idea, researchers say. They found that the incentives left states in worse shape than doing nothing.

Matt Shipman-NC State
Feb. 27, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins

Tags: society-and-culture business jobs money states taxes united-states

Expert: Taxes beat bans for promoting reusable bags

More places are restricting or banning plastic bags at the store. A professor of economics and public policy says taxes better push people to reusable.

Robert Polner-NYU
Jan. 31, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture consumers laws plastics pollution taxes

Philadelphia soda tax falls flat

After Philadelphia imposed a soda tax, sales dropped 46%. But there's a catch: sales immediately outside the city saw a dramatic increase.

Jill Young Miller-Washington U.
Dec. 13, 2019 | futurity

~2 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture obesity soft-drinks sugar taxes

E-cigarette taxes will push people to tobacco

"E-cigarettes and cigarettes are economic substitutes… So if you raise the tax on one product, you will increase use of the other product."

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State
Nov. 4, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine electronic-cigarettes smoking taxes tobacco

Better renewable energy storage could cut emissions

With more investment, better energy storage for wind and solar power could prevent extra energy from being wasted and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Jim Erickson-Michigan
Aug. 1, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment batteries money renewable-energy taxes

Nationwide soda tax would mean $7B in net benefits

Economists considered health, enjoyment, tax revenue, and other factors in their consideration of a nationwide soda tax.

James Devitt-NYU
May 20, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine consumers economics soft-drinks sugar taxes

Opioid epidemic may have cost US $37B in tax revenue

Beyond the health costs of the opioid epidemic, new research looks at the money lost when poeple can't work.

Katie Bohn-Penn State
April 17, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: society-and-culture addiction jobs opioids taxes workplaces

3 experts explain our new tax code

As tax day looms, experts break down the Trump administration's new tax law and what it means for taxpayers.

Jade McClain-NYU
April 13, 2019 | futurity

~12 mins

Tags: featured society-and-culture government laws money taxes

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