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How do we pay for innovative drugs?

How do we pay for innovative drugs? | IBMicro | Scoop.it
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An interesting look at how benevolent organisations allocate scarce resources. NICE.

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How the sun sees you - YouTube

We showed people what they looked like in ultraviolet, & wondered aloud if they wanted to put on some damn sunscreen already. https://twitter.com/thomaslever...
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Information failure. How should the government correct this market failure?

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Time to tackle pollution? Negative externalities

Time to tackle pollution? Negative externalities | IBMicro | Scoop.it
FOR years, people who worry about climate change have tried to persuade, cajole or scare governments into doing more to stop it. Nothing has made much difference....
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Laptop sales soar between A-levels and university

Laptop sales soar between A-levels and university | IBMicro | Scoop.it
The surge in sales of laptops for students getting ready to start university has become like a "mini-Christmas", say leading retailers.
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EconPop - The Economics of WALL-E - YouTube

All new episode! Click to share: http://ctt.ec/_Jj65 In this episode of EconPop, Andrew discusses Pixar Animation Studio's 2008 science fiction rom-com, WALL...
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Car hire prices 'unfairly vary'

Car hire prices 'unfairly vary' | IBMicro | Scoop.it
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Price discrimination in action although perhaps legally a bit dodgy in this case.

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Let it grow: Tourism boost for Norway

Let it grow: Tourism boost for Norway | IBMicro | Scoop.it

Norway's tourism campaign tied into Disney's Frozen and inspired by one in Scotland linked to the film Brave has gained growing interest in the US.

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HPB to introduce anti-tobacco education in schools - Channel NewsAsia

HPB to introduce anti-tobacco education in schools - Channel NewsAsia | IBMicro | Scoop.it
A new anti-tobacco education programme will be introduced in all mainstream schools by 2017. In addition, smoking cessation touchpoints, where smokers can receive counselling and tips on quitting, will be increased from 150 to 600 by 2020.
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Economics - Explanation of All Elasticities

Project by Angelica Hernandez and Alexander Wartels. Featuring Price Elasticity of Demand (PED), Cross Elasticity of Demand (XED), and Income Elasticity of D...
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Food giant accused over cash request

Food giant accused over cash request | IBMicro | Scoop.it
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Monopsony example. Good illustration of how they can use their power.
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Food manufacturers 'should fund chewing gum clean-up costs' - Telegraph

Food manufacturers 'should fund chewing gum clean-up costs' - Telegraph | IBMicro | Scoop.it
Food manufacturers should help to shoulder the costs of removing “ugly and unsightly” chewing gum from Britain’s streets, Local Government Association says, as minister calls for biodegradable products
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Internalising external costs. A correction for market failure?

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Singapore should 'wean itself off the casino industry': Denise Phua

Singapore should 'wean itself off the casino industry': Denise Phua | IBMicro | Scoop.it
Moulmein-Kallang GRC MP Denise Phua in Parliament on Tuesday has called for the Government to review the place of gambling in Singapore, while putting in place a total ban on remote gambling.
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Shisha to be banned in Singapore from this month: MOH

Shisha to be banned in Singapore from this month: MOH | IBMicro | Scoop.it
Existing licensed tobacco importers and retailers who import or sell shisha tobacco will be allowed to continue until Jul 31, 2016, said Parlimentary Secretary for the Ministry of Health (MOH) Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim.
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Determining the Efficiency of Firms in Different Market Structures

This lesson will define productive and allocative efficiency and determine whether firms in three different market structures will achieve efficiency in the ...
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States vs Corporations: India 1, USA 0 - YouTube

A 21st century power battle has begun, and not many are paying attention to it. No, it's not a military showdown...it is the amount of economic power that co...
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EconPop - The Economics of The LEGO Movie - YouTube

All new episode! Click to share: http://ctt.ec/myUJ0 In this episode of EconPop, Andrew discusses the animated hit comedy The LEGO Movie. Subjects include em...
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Monopoly is a bureaucrat’s friend but a democrat’s foe

Monopoly is a bureaucrat’s friend but a democrat’s foe | IBMicro | Scoop.it
The challenges from smaller competitors spur the innovations that matter “It takes a heap of Harberger triangles to fill an Okun gap,” wrote James Tobin in 1977, four years before winning the Nobel...
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The country that's hooked on tobacco

The country that's hooked on tobacco | IBMicro | Scoop.it

East Timor has one of the highest smoking rates in the world, with nearly two-thirds of its men hooked on the habit. Why is one of South East Asia's poorest nations so addicted to tobacco?

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House prices: Same street, different property market

House prices: Same street, different property market | IBMicro | Scoop.it
Two properties on Hazelwood Road give an indication of the regional variations in the UK property market.
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Great example of how the different supply and demand factors will influence price even when you're in the same country.
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Crimea Through a Game-Theory Lens

Crimea Through a Game-Theory Lens | IBMicro | Scoop.it
As applied to political crises, economic concepts suggest that negotiated settlements may become elusive. (IB - Game theory in the real world!
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