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Tag Archives: health
This week the Financial Services Authority issued a “wake-up call” to the financial services market to re-think the way staff are rewarded. Consumer trust in financial services providers is in tatters. The market has been hit by a spate of … Continue reading
It is often taken for granted that more information – or at least more well-designed, easily understandable information – will always be welcome. So in the UK, traffic light diagrams representing nasty sugars and fats is increasingly plastered across food products. But … Continue reading
By now, we know that because of some biological reason or other, being tall gives you an advantage, especially if you’re a man. In fact if you’re a short man, you no doubt deal with “humourous” comments every day – … Continue reading
In these troubled, deficit laden times, those countries that spent the last decade consuming less and saving more have been denouncing the spendthrift ways of the US and UK, who spent all summer singing instead of storing away food. Of … Continue reading
It isn’t how much you’re paid. It’s how fair you think your pay is that matters. That might depend on how much other people are paid, or how much effort you have put in, or how well your company is … Continue reading
Why might people in developed countries be eating more today than they used to? One plausible factor is the fall in the cost of obtaining food. Hunting and gathering is such a hassle in comparison with going to the supermarket. … Continue reading
Yesterday I found a good excuse to post a quote from Frasier in discussing how high price increases the placebo effect – because people use it as a signal of high quality in choosing particular health treatments. The problem is that price … Continue reading
… or a good excuse for Five Minute Economist to dig out some quotes from a comedy classic. Healthcare works differently from most markets in many ways. Apart from anything else, it’s an experience good, which means that it’s hard … Continue reading