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Alcohol linked to skin cancer risk

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Experts believe drinking too much alcohol could set off a chain of reactions in the body that makes the skin more vulnerable to cancer.

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Merit Goods: Babies to get 'gut bug vaccine'

Merit Goods: Babies to get 'gut bug vaccine' | Becket Economics | Scoop.it

Babies in the UK are to be vaccinated against a tummy bug which causes tens of thousands of cases of vomiting and diarrhoea each year.


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A New Kind of Economy is Born

Social Decision-Makers Beat the "Homo Economicus"
by Dirk Helbing (ETH Zurich)

http://futurict.blogspot.ie/2013/09/a-new-kind-of-economy-is-born.html

 

The Internet and Social Media change our way of decision-making. We are no longer the independent decision makers we used to be. Instead, we have become networked minds, social decision-makers, more than ever before. This has several fundamental implications. First of all, our economic theories must change, and second, our economic institutions must be adapted to support the social decision-maker, the "homo socialis", rather be tailored to the perfect egoist, known as "homo economicus".


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Luciano Lampi's curator insight, September 12, 2013 9:45 AM

who will take the lead?

Eli Levine's comment, September 24, 2013 11:53 PM
I think this is a little too optimistic and idealistic about the human condition. We are only conditional altruists, after all, and some forms of top-down regulation actually have worked (the preservation of the Pacific fisheries, for example).

In the end, we will always need to be defining, as a society, what behaviors and actions are acceptable and what aren't acceptable. It would behoove the government, and its members, to make the laws reflect the needs and will of the people who live in the society in which it governs. Self-regulation of the economy is as functional as central planning, unless you're considering the society and the government apparatus of society as part of the economy.
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UK 'not ready for ageing society'

UK 'not ready for ageing society' | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
The UK is "woefully underprepared" for the social and economic challenges presented by an ageing society, a Lords committee warns. (AS business. #f291social and demographic changes.

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, March 16, 2013 4:25 AM

The US isn't prepared either with high unemployment, half the country on food stamps and social security going bankrupt.

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Govt Intervention: Experts Demand Drastic Cuts In Added Sugar

Govt Intervention: Experts Demand Drastic Cuts In Added Sugar | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
A pressure group says flavoured water, yoghurts, ketchup, ready meals and bread are among the everyday foods loaded with sugar.

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Will Roche's curator insight, January 29, 2014 8:48 AM

Good article of govt. intervention! #externalities #marginalsocialbenefit and costs

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Change of course needed on economy | Scottish National Party

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The SNP has tabled an amendment to the Queen’s Speech calling for a change in economic policy to boost growth and jobs. The amendment will say that the programme announced “fails to meet the aspirations of the people of Scotland.”


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They Denied That We Were In A Depression In 1933 And They Are Doing It Again In 2013

They Denied That We Were In A Depression In 1933 And They Are Doing It Again In 2013 | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
The Economic Collapse - by Michael Snyder The more things change, the more things stay the same.  The Great Depression actually started in 1929, but as you will see below, as late as 1933 the Assoc...

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Oops They Did it Again

Oops They Did it Again | Becket Economics | Scoop.it

With the 2013 financial year now behind us it is always interesting to go back and look at how things turned out, particularly when looking at what the ‘experts’ told us was going to happen. This year is an even more stark example of the perils of listening to the noise and focusing on the short term.


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