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Originally posted on econfix:
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver was delighted with the ‘sugar tax’ that was announced as part of the 2016 Budget in the UK. The tax, which will come in from 2018, could add 8p (17c) to the price of cans of fizzy drinks like Coca-Cola, 7Up and Irn Bru, energy drinks like Red Bull…

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The Las Vegas population doubled in the 60s doubled again between 1970 and 1990 and almost doubled again by 2000. Source: Insiderviewpoint.com  Las Vegas Population. Between 1990 and 2000 despite the doubling of population, housing prices only increased by 25%. Source: Insiderviewpoint.com  S&P/Case-Shiller Las Vegas Home Price Index – S&P Dow Jones Indices. Land supply …

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  The biggest drop was in a company that sold its sugar interests in 2009 so that was a rather within the day affair once traders realised their error. Source: George Osborne’s sugar tax could raise price of diet drinks and even bottled water  | Daily Mail Online

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Originally posted on The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories:
This morning I came across a news article that read so similar to my pro-conspiracy manipulation used within a recent paper, it was quite unnerving. I have spoken about this paper before on this blog, where it was shown that exposure to pro-conspiracy information concerning climate change increased…

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Originally posted on Real Science:
Bernie thinks that February was the hottest month ever. Even single celled creatures are intelligent enough to understand that winter is cold – but not progressives. NOAA calculates Earth’s temperature within 0.01 degrees, using a data set which has no coverage over half of the land surface. Junk science at its absolute worst..…

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The only major change in the US tax mix in the last 50 years has been greater reliance on social security contributions. Source: OECD Stat. The share going to income taxes bobbing up and down quite a lot in the last 30 years much of that to do with the business cycle. In the 1990s, …

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Source: Tax – Social security contributions – OECD Data and Tax – Tax on personal income – OECD Data.

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