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Milking the budget

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The EU's intervention in agriculture. Should they or shouldn't they? What would you do?

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Alexandra Lewis's curator insight, September 11, 2013 4:13 PM

I am in agreement with the journalist as it seems that too much attention and money is being given to agriculture and it is consequently damaging other industries.

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Demerit Good: Minimum prices or higher excise duty?

Which policy would be better? Why?

 


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Boxonomics: Market failure toolkit

A really clear guide to the options open to government when markets fail.

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Cigarettes in Aus - no branding!

Cigarettes in Aus - no branding! | econ1 | Scoop.it

The Australian government have insisted that cigarettes are all sold in identical packets. Will this form of government intervention be effective?

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Wine prices set to rise after poor grape harvest, warns Majestic boss

Wine prices set to rise after poor grape harvest, warns Majestic boss | econ1 | Scoop.it
Majestic Wine boss Steve Lewis says supermarkets are likely to increase the price of a £5 bottle by 50p or £1 next spring...

 

factors that influence prices


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Education vouchers – some redeeming features

Education vouchers – some redeeming features | econ1 | Scoop.it

Excellent article on markets v government in education. Would giving children/parents vouchersfor education make the market more efficient? More equitable?

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Burning questions about legal marijuana

Burning questions about legal marijuana | econ1 | Scoop.it

Changes in government intervention - the market for cannabis in the US

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Warning on antibiotic resistance

Warning on antibiotic resistance | econ1 | Scoop.it

The impact of the over-consumption of a good free at the point of access?

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EU parliament sprayed with milk

EU parliament sprayed with milk | econ1 | Scoop.it
Protesting farmers complaining about the falling price of milk. Why have prices fallen? Should the EU intervene?
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40% tax on breweries

40% tax on breweries | econ1 | Scoop.it

SABMiller, the world's second biggest brewer, is the latest to hit out at the Government's beer duty escalator.


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Pareto efficiency (and cats!)

Pareto efficiency (and cats!) | econ1 | Scoop.it

From the blog Economists Do It With Models - a dive into the workings of efficiency.

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Negative Externalities and Govt Intervention: Europe mulls perfume ingredient ban

Negative Externalities and Govt Intervention: Europe mulls perfume ingredient ban | econ1 | Scoop.it

The European Commission is to consider restricting 12 ingredients used in the production of perfume which it is thought can cause allergic reactions in users.


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Low income in the UK

Low income in the UK | econ1 | Scoop.it

Very interesting start point for discussing poverty in the UK - lots of links to research and data. What policies would make most difference to poverty levels?

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NHS procurement 'getting worse'

NHS procurement 'getting worse' | econ1 | Scoop.it

Government failure in the NHS - would this happen in a competitive market?

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