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Cigarettes & Good Intentions

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Economics / Political Commentary / Society & Culture

My first real job was at a consumer research company, calling people to survey their thoughts on various issues. One such issue was over cigarette taxes, and I recall one particular question about whether expensive cigarettes would reduce smoking or just lead to a “black market.” If it wasn’t the first time I had ever heard that term, it was surely the first time it stuck with me. Typically associated with criminal activity, black markets develop […]