Two takes on the soda-tax wars

As San Francisco and Berkeley citizens prepare to vote on a soda tax, two Cornell experts weigh in on the debate. David Just, food marketing and economics expert and professor at Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, says soda taxes like those proposed in San Francisco and Berkeley don’t help […]

Soda tax leaves a bitter taste

David Just, food marketing and economics expert and professor at Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, discusses the possible reaction if the proposed tax on sugary beverages passes in San Francisco. Just says: “Soda taxes like those proposed are bad ideas for three reasons. First, they are not effective in […]

BART strike tests labor-management power balance beyond the Bay Area

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE  BART strike tests labor-management power balance beyond the Bay Area  Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Ken Margolies, labor expert and senior associate at the Cornell ILR School Worker Institute, notes that the San Francisco transit-worker strike tests the power balance between public-sector employers and unions – and has implications far beyond […]