“An incentive is always a tiny object with astonishing power to change a situation” (Levitt and Dubner 17). There are lots of examples whereby moral or social incentives and economic incentives are both present in Freakonomics. One of the examples which is being shown in recent years is about the anti-smoking campaign. “The additional of a $3-per-pack ‘sin tax’ is a strong economic incentive against buying cigarettes” (Levitt and Dubner 19). In term of the additional tax, it helps the growth of economy in U.S. since there are more than 1 million people in the country are smoking. “The banning of cigarettes in restaurants and bars is a powerful social incentive”(Levitt and Dubner 19). It is because smoking is a type of... [continues]
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