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Demerit Good: Labour urges sugar and fat limits

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Labour urges the government to consider introducing legal limits on sugar, salt and fat as it launches a consultation on how to tackle obesity.

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Yiwu, the 'magical' Chinese city supplying Poundland with cheap goods for Britain - Telegraph

Yiwu, the 'magical' Chinese city supplying Poundland with cheap goods for Britain  - Telegraph | Build your economics knowledge | Scoop.it
Poundland has become one of the most common sights on Britain's high streets, with 430 branches around the country. Few, though, know how they manage it. The answer, reports Tom Phillips, lies in the Chinese city of Yiwu.
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Demerit Goods: £5bn gambled on Britain's poorest high streets: see the data

Demerit Goods: £5bn gambled on Britain's poorest high streets: see the data | Build your economics knowledge | Scoop.it
Analysis of bookmakers' turnover sees four times the amount bet in unemployment blackspots than in richer constituencies. See the data by parliamentary constituency

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Matt Smith's curator insight, January 9, 2013 12:45 PM

Great data here on gambling. Can you draw the diagram for this demerit good? Also look at how the impact is far more on low income areas of the UK. Finally think about how the government could intervene.

alasdair copp's curator insight, November 17, 2014 3:44 PM

Gambling has been a big growth industry in the UK over past few years.  THe data in the article suggests betting in unemployment blackspot is relatively high.  Should the government intervene in the market?  Does gambling carry external costs? or are other market failures present?

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Trafiic congestion costs UK economy £4.3bn a year - Telegraph

Trafiic congestion costs UK economy £4.3bn a year - Telegraph | Build your economics knowledge | Scoop.it
Traffic congestion is costing the economy more than £4.3bn a year, or £491 per car-commuting household, according to the survey by the Centre for Economics and Business Research and traffic information company Inrix.
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