Weekly Roundup, 15th March 2016

Weekly Roundup, 15th March 2016

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  1. On the sugar tax thing, I would say that the idea is (or should be) to nudge manufacturers towards substituting sugar with an alternative (e.g. replace sugar in chocolate bars with splenda), rather than to nudge consumers towards alternative foods (e.g. replacing chocolate bars with apples).

    It’s a bit like the new car tax, which is CO2-based. The idea is mostly about nudging manufacturers to make their cars more fuel efficient (e.g. making a more efficient Mondeo) rather than influencing consumer’s to buy different cars (e.g. switching from a Mondeo to a Fiesta).

  2. Mike Rawson Mike Rawson says:

    I see where you’re coming from, but I’d rather people ate apples and drove Fiestas.

    I think we go too far as a society in pretending that all behaviour is equally acceptable.

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Weekly Roundup, 15th March 2016

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