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  • Fruit and Veg Nudging healthy behaviorsThe need for behavioral economics is perhaps greatest in health care, says Gautam Jaggi. With chronic diseases threatening already-strained funding systems, governments and insurers are realigning incentives to drive behavioral change
  • CIPFA chief executive Rob Whiteman Tax gaps: Do the right thingThere is growing evidence of the corrosive effects of profit shifting by multinational companies, writes Rob Whiteman
  • Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan, the Minister of Public Administration for Trinidad and Tobago Transforming Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago is changing. Its public service is in the process of casting off the shackles of an outdated structure and is in the midst of a huge programme of reform. Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan, its Minister of Public Administration, takes time out to tell Devindra Ramnarine about changing times in the Caribbean
  • How to solve an economic trilemma
    How do you combine high employment and low levels of inequality, without high taxes? There are lessons to learn from both the Netherlands and Switzerland Since the 1990s,...
  • US education: an Ivy League of its own
    What could possibly justify high US government subsidies to elite private universities, compared with low subsidies to public universities serving lower income students? We...


New York City

US budgeting: hope over expectation? By William Glasgall 

Both New York City and Nassau County are using opaque financing to justify spending plans. By setting budgets based on assumptions of savings and revenue that may be ephemeral, they are showing a lack of transparency and accountability.

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