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Sizing it up: The facts behind global obesity

Sizing it up: The facts behind global obesity | AS Market Failure | Scoop.it
The world is getting bigger. Larger waistlines are on the increase. We look at why putting on weight has become a problem around the world.
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Externalities

Externalities | AS Market Failure | Scoop.it
Sean Mullholland explains pollution, a negative externality, and three possible solutions: taxation, government regulation, and property rights.
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From dyes to rubbish dumps: top 10 toxic pollution problems – in pictures

From dyes to rubbish dumps: top 10 toxic pollution problems – in pictures | AS Market Failure | Scoop.it
Dramatic pictures showing the dangers of pollution as a result of business activity
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Fizzy drinks tax needed - doctors

Fizzy drinks tax needed - doctors | AS Market Failure | Scoop.it
Fizzy drinks should be heavily taxed and junk food adverts banished until after the TV watershed, doctors say, in a call for action over obesity.
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Clara Dunphy's curator insight, November 24, 2013 11:55 AM

more than just taxes are causing obesity, its also advertising thats the culprit for inelastic responses to tax

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The true cost of cocaine

The true cost of cocaine | AS Market Failure | Scoop.it
Assessing the external costs of the cocaine industry - good for considered a slightly wider range of externalities than those that would normally be considered.
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