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Case studies and examples of Market Failure
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Should the state intervene? Bring On the Press Police

Should the state intervene? Bring On the Press Police | A2 Economics: Market Failure | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukBring On the Press PoliceWall Street JournalLord Justice Brian Leveson's inquiry reports tomorrow, and the consensus is that he will call for a statutory basis for regulation of the press.
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Demerit Good: New York ban on supersize sodas

Demerit Good: New York ban on supersize sodas | A2 Economics: Market Failure | Scoop.it
New York City passes the first US ban on large-size sodas and other sugary drinks being sold in restaurants and other eateries.
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Demerit Good: Cannabis smokers 'risk lower IQ'

Demerit Good: Cannabis smokers 'risk lower IQ' | A2 Economics: Market Failure | Scoop.it
Young people who smoke cannabis run the risk of a significant and irreversible reduction in their IQ, according to one of the largest studies ever carried out.
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Pub closures soar amid high taxation and cheap supermarket deals

Pub closures soar amid high taxation and cheap supermarket deals | A2 Economics: Market Failure | Scoop.it
High
taxes and cheap supermarket deals mean 18 pubs are closing every week, a report
by campaigners has claimed.
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Denmark introduces food fat tax

Denmark introduces food fat tax | A2 Economics: Market Failure | Scoop.it
Denmark has introduced what is believed to be the world's first fat tax - a surcharge on foods that are high in saturated fat.
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Water companies pay little or no tax on huge profits

Water companies pay little or no tax on huge profits | A2 Economics: Market Failure | Scoop.it
Thames Water and Anglian among companies paying little or no corporation tax while executives pocket huge bonuses (http://t.co/ba28hvxp 'The water companies have been taking the piss since privatisation'...
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Negative Externalities: Fukushima fish still contaminated

Negative Externalities: Fukushima fish still contaminated | A2 Economics: Market Failure | Scoop.it
Levels of radioactive contamination in fish caught off the east coast of Japan remain elevated, official data shows.
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Tyre labelling 'can save lives'

Tyre labelling 'can save lives' | A2 Economics: Market Failure | Scoop.it
New European tyre labelling regulations come into effect, giving consumers the tools to choose tyres that help cut their overall motoring expenses, while making their cars safer and less noisy.
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NI carbon monoxide law introduced

NI carbon monoxide law introduced | A2 Economics: Market Failure | Scoop.it
Carbon monoxide alarms have become a legal requirement in all new homes in Northern Ireland.
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Comet to go into administration

Comet to go into administration | A2 Economics: Market Failure | Scoop.it
The Comet retail chain is going into administration after private equity firm OpCapita failed to revive the business.
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