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Car salesmen and disabled people unite!

The drive to reduce inequalities can find allies in surprising places.  This is the message in this very quick post on the latest report from the We Are Spartacus campaign in the UK – a grassroots group trying to draw attention to the … Continue reading

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Addiction Treatment Works: Why Not Invest in It?

What if I told you that your state could invest in a program that produced seven dollars of benefits for every dollar invested? What if I told you that this program improved quality of life, health, and economic wellbeing for … Continue reading

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The perfect tax system

You might think that the days of the glorious, all-knowing economist are behind us, in the midst of savagely bleak times at least partly caused by economistic hubris. But clearly there’s still a space in our hearts to hear economists … Continue reading

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Paying Kids to Be Better Students

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The £ value of equity

In reality, social policies come about through a mixture of pragmatics, principle, public opinion, politicking, and sheer accident. But in the ideal world of welfare economics,1 we could rationally decide whether to implement a policy by looking at its impact … Continue reading

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