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Minimum UK alcohol pricing gets backing of official health advisers

Minimum UK alcohol pricing gets backing of official health advisers | Government Intervention | Scoop.it
Policy rejected by Westminster but backed by SNP in Scotland seen as vital to tackling medical and economic toll of drinking
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Why citizens don't like paying for public goods with their taxes– and how ... - USAPP American Politics and Policy (blog)

Why citizens don't like paying for public goods with their taxes– and how ... - USAPP American Politics and Policy (blog) | Government Intervention | Scoop.it
Why are Americans so against paying taxes to fund basic government functions such as roads and education? In new research, Alan M. Jacobs and J. Scott Matthews
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India's competition commission accuses Google of abusing search dominance - Reuters

India's competition authority hasaccused Google Inc of abusing its dominant position inonline search, people with knowledge of the matter said, whichif proven could force the U.S. company to alter
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Officials hope Aztec holiday lights competition helps businesses - Farmington Daily Times

AZTEC — After a slow start for its gross tax receipts this fiscal year, Aztec officials hope the second annual holiday lights competition, known as Aztec Sparkles, will help drive more traffic to local businesses.
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AS Micro - Government Intervention: Malaysia to end fuel subsidies

AS Micro - Government Intervention: Malaysia to end fuel subsidies | Government Intervention | Scoop.it

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Non-tariff barriers slow trade | TradeMark East Africa

Non-tariff barriers slow trade | TradeMark East Africa | Government Intervention | Scoop.it
Trade within East Africa is still facing the burden of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) despite promises from EAC member countries to ensure easy flow of goods across the borders. Non Tariff Barriers have had a huge impact on Intra-EAC trade which ...
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Vietnam Debates Soda Tax

Vietnam is considering introducing a tax on fatty food and unhealthy products. And the first target would be soft drinks. But as Lien Hoang reports, the proposal is facing a lot of criticism.

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Bruce Fellowes's curator insight, June 16, 2014 6:33 AM

Negative externalities/Demerit goods. Tax to reduce Obesity & Diabetes in Vietnam.  

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'Big six' face competition inquiry

'Big six' face competition inquiry | Government Intervention | Scoop.it
Regulators will investigate whether the "big six" UK energy suppliers are preventing effective competition in the UK energy market.
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Market Regulation

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'Ban junk food TV ads until 21:00'

'Ban junk food TV ads until 21:00' | Government Intervention | Scoop.it
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Government intervention to correct market failure

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Should the Big Six energy companies be broken up?

Should the Big Six energy companies be broken up? | Government Intervention | Scoop.it
Energy secretary calls on regulator to 'think radically' and consider breaking up the Big Six companies, including British Gas
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PAJ Holden subsidies

As used in Mondays Economics lesson. Remember subisidies are the opposite to tax. For evaluation think opportunity cost!


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The death of the solar subsidy - The Adam Smith Institute (blog)

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The death of the solar subsidy
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It's a simple public goods argument. Let us assume that the problem is real and we do want to do something about it.
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Photoshop Competition (WTF BROS?! Edition)

For todays first video we go through the photoshop competition submissions. PART 1 ▻ https://youtu.be/Bpyb6RslpnI is here Live life, be free. Watch pdp Click ...
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3 Reasons Why Dave & Buster's is Crushing the Competition - Zacks.com

3 Reasons Why Dave & Buster's is Crushing the Competition - Zacks.com | Government Intervention | Scoop.it
Zacks.com 3 Reasons Why Dave & Buster's is Crushing the Competition Zacks.com In its latest quarter, gaming made up nearly 54% of the company's revenue mix, and this is a large reason why the company is so successful, especially in comparison to...
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Public Goods: Should Government Be A Broker? - Social Enterprise Live (blog)

Public Goods: Should Government Be A Broker? - Social Enterprise Live (blog) | Government Intervention | Scoop.it
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Public Goods: Should Government Be A Broker?
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Payday loan charges cap announced

Payday loan charges cap announced | Government Intervention | Scoop.it
A cap on the amount that payday lenders can charge their customers is announced by the City regulator.
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Intervention by the Regulator

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Smog, subsidies set to energize China's electric car market - YouTube

A renewed government focus on pollution and a tempting range of models could see electric cars finally gain traction in China after years of failing to live up to the hype - Jane Lanhee Lee reports.

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AS Micro - Negative Externalities: Government moves towards 'plain' packaging for cigarettes

AS Micro - Negative Externalities: Government moves towards 'plain' packaging for cigarettes | Government Intervention | Scoop.it
The government says it wants to change the law to force the tobacco giants to introduce standardised packaging before the end of this parliament.

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Quotas and protectionism

How the quota diagram is constructed when discussing this protectionist limit on imports

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Banana price war requires government intervention, says Fairtrade Foundation

Banana price war requires government intervention, says Fairtrade Foundation | Government Intervention | Scoop.it
Price of bananas in UK supermarkets has nearly halved in 10 years and is putting pressure on suppliers, foundation says
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Soft drinks targeted by new government health campaign

Soft drinks targeted by new government health campaign | Government Intervention | Scoop.it
Smart Swaps programme aims to get families switching to healthier and lower calorie alternatives to sugary pop (Soft drinks targeted by new government health campaign #econ1

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Effective govt intervention?