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Australian cricketers toured England in 1972  for the princely fee of £1200 each. In 2011, an English 40-over match attracted bets through the regulated gambling websites totalling more than $24 million. Global betting giant Betfair had $573 million in bets on 22 Big Bash games  in Australia in 2012. The amount  of betting  with the …

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Cass Sunstein defines a conspiracy theory as: An effort to explain some event or practice by reference to the machinations of powerful people, who have also managed to conceal their role. Of course some conspiracy theories turn out to be true. He goes on to argue that millions of people hold conspiracy theories: that powerful …

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Popper held that Marxism had been initially scientific: Karl Marx postulated a theory which was genuinely predictive. When these predictions were not in fact borne out, the theory was saved from falsification by adding ad hoc hypotheses to explain away inconvenient facts. By this, a theory which was genuinely scientific became pseudo-scientific dogma. Popper criticizes …

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The history of cap-and-trade systems suggests that the carbon emission allowances are given away to carbon emitters, which they can use or sell at market prices. The prices of energy products would rise, but governments would collect no revenue to reduce other taxes and compensate consumers. Agreement on a global cap-and-trade system is hard to …

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