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What to do in an obesity

“New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks” – New York Times __ Obesity is a serious condition that can cause death, dimpled thighs and embarrassing speculation from onlookers on the staggering durability of jeans. Although the emergency management of obesity takes precedence over…

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Measuring fear

Last week’s post looked at consumer confidence. This week, we’ll look at a confidence measure of a much more specialised nature. But first, here’s a little background. In October 2008, at the height of the financial crisis, stock markets around the world tumbled as nervous investors ran towards the exits. But not everyone ran. Legendary…

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Economics for ordinary people

I write a weekly economics preview for the Mail & Guardian Online. Every Monday morning, before South Africa’s markets open, I preview the noteworthy economic events and data releases likely to generate headlines and move markets in the week ahead. The economic events that I cover vary significantly from one week to the next. One…

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