Is Obesity Degenerating New Zealand’s GST?

John Kenneth Galbraith said “more people die in the United States of too much food than of too little”. That statement could equally apply to New Zealand, which is facing escalating healthcare costs as a result of the population’s increasing obesity. In this article, the authors critique proposals to address the problem by removing GST from “healthy foods” and instead advocate further investigation into taxing “unhealthy foods”.