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Negative Externalities - Air pollution in London caused early deaths of nearly 9,500 people in one year, says study

Negative Externalities - Air pollution in London caused early deaths of nearly 9,500 people in one year, says study | Microeconomics (Theme 1) | Scoop.it
Nearly 9,500 people died early in a single year as a result of long-term exposure to air pollution in London, according to new research.
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Theme 1 - Market Failure: Government is shooting itself in the foot with array of green taxes, says EEF

Theme 1 - Market Failure: Government is shooting itself in the foot with array of green taxes, says EEF | Microeconomics (Theme 1) | Scoop.it
Britain's myriad of green levies is harming competitiveness while failing to drive up investment, warns manufacturing group EEF
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sudharakesh's curator insight, December 21, 2015 8:03 AM

Another example of how market based policies do not help rather thought should be given to mobilize government regulations

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AS Micro - Market Failure: Poor diet 'biggest contributor to early deaths across the world'

AS Micro - Market Failure: Poor diet 'biggest contributor to early deaths across the world' | Microeconomics (Theme 1) | Scoop.it
High blood pressure linked to bad diet contributed to most deaths, while smoking and air pollution were also high-ranking risk factors, study finds
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Bruce Fellowes's curator insight, September 11, 2015 4:53 AM

Wasn't sure where to put this. Poor advice, or just plain ignorance? People still eating unhealthy foods and consuming demerit goods. Should the government introduce taxes to reduce consumption? 

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AS Micro - Electric Cars & Market Failure: Cleaner than what?

AS Micro - Electric Cars & Market Failure: Cleaner than what? | Microeconomics (Theme 1) | Scoop.it
DRIVING an electric car confers a badge of greenery, or so the marketing departments of their makers would have you believe. Yet a report which analyses the life...
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AS Micro - Negative Externalities: Air pollution 'public health crisis'

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AS Micro - Negative Externalities: Air pollution to blame for 60,000 early deaths per year, Government to be warned

AS Micro - Negative Externalities: Air pollution to blame for 60,000 early deaths per year, Government to be warned | Microeconomics (Theme 1) | Scoop.it
Air pollution, largely from diesel vehicle road traffic, may be to blame for as many as 60,000 early deaths in Britain each year, the Government’s scientific advisors are set to warn it.
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Too wet for water biscuits as Carr's pauses production

Too wet for water biscuits as Carr's pauses production | Microeconomics (Theme 1) | Scoop.it
Recent flooding shut brick ovens at United Biscuits plant in Carlisle used to toast fabled cracker with McVitie’s ginger nuts and custard creams also hit
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Tobacco companies challenge legality of UK plain packaging rules | Business | The Guardian

Tobacco companies challenge legality of UK plain packaging rules | Business | The Guardian | Microeconomics (Theme 1) | Scoop.it
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Micro - Market Failure: Scientists have worked out what is killing us

Micro - Market Failure: Scientists have worked out what is killing us | Microeconomics (Theme 1) | Scoop.it
Unhealthy eating has been named as the most common cause of premature death around the globe, new data has revealed.
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AS Micro - De-Merit Good: Sugary drinks kill 184,000 a year through diabetes, heart disease and cancer

AS Micro - De-Merit Good: Sugary drinks kill 184,000 a year through diabetes, heart disease and cancer | Microeconomics (Theme 1) | Scoop.it
Scientists issue new warning after worldwide study reveals the death toll caused by the drinks
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AS Micro - Demand & Supply: US oil falls below $50 a barrel

AS Micro - Demand & Supply: US oil falls below $50 a barrel | Microeconomics (Theme 1) | Scoop.it
The US oil price falls below $50 a barrel for the first time since April 2009 as investors continue to fear a global supply glut and weak demand.
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AS Micro - Supply: Ed Conway's 60-Second Explainer on the oil price crash

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AS Micro - De-Merit Good: Support grows for tax on sugary drinks

AS Micro - De-Merit Good: Support grows for tax on sugary drinks | Microeconomics (Theme 1) | Scoop.it
Health advisers for Mayor of London Boris Johnson have swung their weight behind calls for a tax on sugary drinks, after new figures claimed the introduction could save London boroughs alone nearly £40m in costs to the NHS.
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AS Micro - Allocative Efficiency: Easyjet paint job makes fuel bills less of a drag

AS Micro - Allocative Efficiency: Easyjet paint job makes fuel bills less of a drag | Microeconomics (Theme 1) | Scoop.it
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