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Record world debt could trigger new financial crisis, Geneva report warns

Record world debt could trigger new financial crisis, Geneva report warns | Economics | Scoop.it
Concerted effort required to tackle economic woes as slow growth and low inflation cause global debts to balloon
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Ed Miliband: Labour will increase national minimum wage

Ed Miliband: Labour will increase national minimum wage | Economics | Scoop.it
Party leader takes to streets of Brighton on eve of conference to promise 'economy that works for working people'
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Demerit Goods: 'Sugar is the new tobacco'

Demerit Goods: 'Sugar is the new tobacco' | Economics | Scoop.it
The growing obesity epidemic could be “halted or reversed” in less than five years if the food industry makes cuts the amount of “hidden sugar” in our food, leading doctors have said.

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Matt Smith's curator insight, January 11, 2014 4:53 AM

Essential reading. Lots of economics here.

Jay Caulthar's curator insight, January 20, 2014 12:46 PM

#NewDemeritGood

Ying Yang's curator insight, February 7, 2014 7:56 AM

demerit good; addiction; negative externality

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Negative Externalities: Heinz tackles the 'sauce' of UK's obesity problem - Telegraph

Negative Externalities: Heinz tackles the 'sauce' of UK's obesity problem - Telegraph | Economics | Scoop.it
Company releases new tomato ketchup that slashes sugar levels, but campaigners want it to do more

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Matt Smith's curator insight, August 30, 2014 3:44 AM

Is this enough or should the government intervene?

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George Osborne likely to miss deficit reduction target as UK borrowing rises

George Osborne likely to miss deficit reduction target as UK borrowing rises | Economics | Scoop.it
Increase fuelled by weak tax receipts means chancellor may have to unveil further cuts or raise taxes to meet targets in time for 2015 election
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Osborne proposes new benefits freeze

Osborne proposes new benefits freeze | Economics | Scoop.it
A future Conservative government would freeze benefits paid to people of working age for two years, Chancellor George Osborne tells the Conservative Party conference.
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Information Failure: How fruit juice went from health food to junk food

Information Failure: How fruit juice went from health food to junk food | Economics | Scoop.it
Emine Saner: For decades fruit juice has been seen as a healthy option. Then this week a primary school banned it after claims that it's as bad for you as Coca-Cola. But how big a health risk does it pose?

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Expert urges tax on fatty foods

Expert urges tax on fatty foods | Economics | Scoop.it
An expert on obesity calls for a tax on fatty foods to help reduce the number of overweight people in Wales.
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