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House prices – The driver of inequality

Thomas Piketty’s celebrated 2014 work suggested that in a capitalist economy wealth naturally accumulates and squeezes the share of national income that accrues to workers. Piketty’s ideas have struck a chord with those who believe that there has been a rise in inequality of income and wealth and that governments have failed to do the […]

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Should you get your child immunised?

In the book, Health Cheque, Geoff and I found that in terms of health, prevention is more effective than cure by a factor of four to one. So the Morgan Foundation retains an interest in the issue of prevention, which led to further work on food & nutrition (Appetite for Destruction). Our new researcher Dr Jess […]

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How taxing soft drink can help stop obesity related illness – Whiteboard Friday

In February our Health Minister Jonathan Coleman claimed that soft drink taxes wouldn’t work, a claim that was repeated by former Revenue Minister Peter Dunne in the recent Sunday expose on the impact of sugar on our teeth and waistlines. Sorry, Ministers, but you are just plain wrong. We’ve seen the impact of taxation on cigarette smoking, and […]

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