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  • Taxes and Subsidies

Click to watch the video below and then answer the questions:

A tax to curb meat’s problems

  • What do economists call a tax on a product that is designed to internalize an externality? 

  • What is the externality that a meat tax would address?

  • What is the counterargument to implementing a meat tax?

  • Divide your class into two groups to debate the merits of a meat tax

Ariel Slonim at MRU Econinbox

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