Tag: political science

Political Science Soliloquies – Episode 1: The sin tax on sugary drinks

This podcast episode talks about the major public health issues of obesity and diabetes and what could be done to solve them. The main focus lies on the sin tax on sugary drinks, or sugar-sweetened beverages, which was introduced in the USA in Berkeley, California in 2014. It explores what a sin tax is in general and its mechanics, while then diving deeper into the benefits but also possible downfalls of this instrument when it […]

The Political Economy of Taxation

The modern state is a ‘tax state’ (Schumpeter 1918). The level and structure of tax revenue determines what a government can and cannot do, who has to pay for the state and who not, who is empowered and who is dis-empowered. In their podcasts, students at the University of St Gallen analyze tax policies worldwide and their impact on important issues such as health, climate or gender equality.

Start listening and learn more about the exciting world of taxation!