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Social Policy Bonds aren't always the best way of solving a social or environmental problem. When such a problem has a clearly identified (and universally acknowledged) cause, or set of causes, then direct action, usually done, or organised, by gover...

The Economist, in a long article about the US state of Louisiana's coastal erosion problem (much of which is caused by factors other than climate change) says: The state’s impressive coastal policy illustrates America’s ability to adapt to a na...

'When greenbacks are on offer, American schoolchildren seem to try harder': the Economist discusses how financial incentives can change test results: [R]esearchers conducted an experiment in secondary schools in Shanghai and America. In each place pu...

Incentives and health

on Aug 13, 2017 in: health

Dr James DiNicolantonio writes about the influence of the sugar industry on nutritional guidelines:Throughout the years, the effects of conflicts of interest with the sugar industry were never quantified, until a recent systematic review of systemati...

Brian Nelson writes:  That our payment incentives have had the unintended consequence of often harming patients has been recognized by payers (government included) and efforts are underway to change. Can we devise a system that pays for out...

A flurry of reporting on the success of the world's first Social Impact Bond. The goal was to reduce reoffending rates of short-sentence ex-prisoners in the English city of Peterborough by at least 7.5 percent. The result was a 9.0 percent reduction:...

From an article in a recent New Scientist:Greenhouse gas emissions from the production of various materials reveal that recycling is always greener than using virgin resources Throwaway culture: the truth about recycling, Bob Holmes, 'New Scientist',...







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