The IEA releases its latest paper: The Fat Lie

In a new paper, Director of Lifestyle Economics, Christopher Snowdon, finds that the rise in obesity in the UK has been caused primarily by declining physical activity. Evidence shows that per capita consumption of sugar, fat and calories has been falling in the UK for decades and hence, the increased availability of junk food is not wholly to blame.

You can read the publication in full here. 

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media coverage - 19 Aug 2014

Philip Booth appears on BBC Radio Four

media coverage - 18 Aug 2014
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By Philip Booth and Kevin Dowd, 20th Aug 2014 ( comments)

Proponents of Bitcoin like to suggest that it will be the money of the future. Critics point to its price volatility, the evidence of a Bitcoin bubble and other problems. Both sides make valid points.

Bitcoin is a crypto-currency, a highly anonymous, self-regulating computer currency based on strong cryptography. To quote its designer, Satoshi Nakamoto: “The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that is required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust…”

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