Tagged: Eric Crampton

Imposing preferences, politico-religious edition - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Jun 12, 2013

I mentioned my Turkish colleague before. Today, he is sputtering about the new law restricting alcohol. Like many, he makes the link between the legal rules around alcohol sale and consumption, and the push for religious restrictions. This new law indicates that Turkey’s government is moving closer to the religious powers, rather than focusing on keeping […] … Read More

Fat taxes — what’s the goal? - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Mar 19, 2013

Andrew Dickson (othersideofweightloss) was emailing me about fat taxes and I realised I didn’t have a well thought-out opinion on them. Let me start by asking, what are we trying to accomplish? User pays — This is the point of the tax on fat people that Gareth Morgan Investments suggested in 2005: Government could publish a range [...] … Read More

Organ Recitals - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Apr 08, 2010

There seems to be quite a lot of debate around the subject of organ donation at the moment. The Herald today warns people off looking for “bootleg kidneys“. The university of Victoria ran a conference yesterday on the issue and Eric Crampton at Offsetting Behaviour has run a series of articles here, here and here. [...] Related posts: … Read More