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Topic - Tim Haab
One man's sin is another man's revenue base, at least when it comes to Uncle Sam's tax coffers.
Tim Haab, a professor of developmental economics at Ohio State University, noted in a recent analysis that tax collectors are exploiting the fact that smokers, drinkers and gamblers tend not to cut back on their vices, even with higher taxes.
"That's right; so-called sin taxes don't reduce the sin, they raise the revenue," he noted.