It isn't every day you receive such seemingly contradictory emails as the two that just showed up in my inbox with reports on academic studies of soda taxes.
One, a poll of 1,319 Americans conducted in the fall of 2012, said only 22% support them (http://tiny.cc/…). The other, by a Dutch team using a 3D computer simulation of a supermarket, said taxing sugar-sweetened beverages produces the desired effect: Consumers buy fewer of them (http://tiny.cc/…).
Yes, the two studies can be reconciled. They're only "seemingly contradictory." But there is more than one possible reconciliation.
It could, for ...