Posts Tagged ‘Denmark’

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    A First For Denmark

    Oct 4, 11 • 104 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Government, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Denmark just became the first country in the world to have a fat food tax. That means butter, milk, pizza, any food with more than 2.3% saturated fat content is more expensive. To be precise, for every 2.2 pounds (one kilogram), the tax is $2.90 (16 kroner)....

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    The Vitamin Police

    Jun 18, 11 • 116 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Most of the corn flakes that we eat in the U.S. are illegal in Denmark because they have vitamin supplements. Consequently, the NY Times tells us that large food companies like Kellogg’s and small stores stocking Marmite, have to undergo an expensive...

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    Unemployment Benefits or Losses?

    Sep 1, 10 • 83 Views • Economic Debates, Government, Labor1 Comment

    Recently, Denmark decided that 4 years of unemployment benefits were too long. Shrinking their duration to 2 years, they said that 1) the longer people are out of a job, the harder it is to find one and 2) too many people wait for benefits to expire before...