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Why do we pay tax on plastic bags?

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Because here’s why:<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xPphi3YES80" width="560"></iframe>Fo...

Climate mitigation as a secondary benefit

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But keep it quiet.I spent some time last week with the Dutch economist, Johannes Bollen, who was visiting my university to present his research on the “co-be...

Happy St Paddy’s

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I hope my Irish forebears would approve.<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/FLsMvGCFtOU" width="420"...

Chief EU science adviser on GMO

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Scottish microbiologist Anne Glover is the recently appointed chief science adviser to the EU. The below excerpt concerning GMO is taken from an interview th...

The face of Gabriel

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Jonathan Haid’s comments on the spiritual nature of warfare reminded me of a passage in Captain Correli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières. The character Mandr...