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Accelerating Infrastructure Improvements with Better Public Policies that Tap Private Investment

Accelerating Infrastructure Improvements with Better Public Policies that Tap Private Investment | Economics and economy | Scoop.it
Leveraging additional private investment will help close our nation’s infrastructure-funding gap and enable the completion of hundreds of critical projects that will provide substantial economic returns for American taxpayers.
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AS Micro - De-merit goods: Drinks industry refuses to swallow government line on alcohol pricing

AS Micro - De-merit goods: Drinks industry refuses to swallow government line on alcohol pricing | Economics and economy | Scoop.it

Despite general agreement that something must be done about Britain's booze culture, opinions remain divided over plans to introduce a minimum unit price, writes Simon Goodley...


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How the Music Industry Explains the Weird Economics of the App World

How the Music Industry Explains the Weird Economics of the App World | Economics and economy | Scoop.it
There's the Internet Corollary to the Economics of Superstars law, which is as true for apps as it is for music. When you're selling something very cheap, or even free, over the Internet, there is an unpredictable relationship between audience size and income. A New York magazine profile of the band Grizzly Bear showed that, in the brave new world of music-everywhere, you can simultaneously be popular enough to sell out Radio City Music Hall and middle-class enough to live in a small Brooklyn apartment without health care thanks to the paltry returns of music popularity.
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AS Micro - Merit Goods: Food industry and supermarkets back healthy eating drive

AS Micro - Merit Goods: Food industry and supermarkets back healthy eating drive | Economics and economy | Scoop.it

They will try to provide more healthy fruit because the vegetables and fruit are falling around 10% because poor people can not buy it. They will have a coupons and offers to increase the sales and try to do not sell sweets and fast food


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