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Anforme Market and Government Failure: The Cutting Edge

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Product Reference: 978-1-905504-49-7  /  978-1-905504-25-1

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Publication Date: October 2008

This resource is available as a CD in colour with site licence and you have the option of purchasing it with a black and white hard copy.


This book by Kay Moxon of Tonbridge School and Jonathan Mace of Malvern College looks at a number of topical and interesting areas where market or government failure may be at work.
The areas covered are:
• The tragedy of the fishers: this looks at how overexploitation leads to a negative externality due to a lack of clearly defined property rights.

• Congestion and road pricing: A road to nowhere?

• Obesity and “the fat tax”: Obesity creates significant costs to society but is government
intervention required?

• Waste and recycling: What a load of rubbish?

• Education and training: What lessons should government learn?

• Housing elasticity of supply and labour mobility: How does the housing market create market failures?

• Public goods and broadcasting: How should we pay for the BBC?

• Recreational drugs: Is the government right to criminalise recreational drugs?

• Health care: How can we achieve efficiency and equity?

• Monopoly: Why monopoly is more than a game

Each chapter includes a summary of key points and questions for discussion.

Product Reference: 978-1-905504-49-7  /  978-1-905504-25-1

Photocopiable option includes hardcopy, CD and site licence.

Publication Date: October 2008

This resource is available as a CD in colour with site licence and you have the option of purchasing it with a black and white hard copy.


This book by Kay Moxon of Tonbridge School and Jonathan Mace of Malvern College looks at a number of topical and interesting areas where market or government failure may be at work.
The areas covered are:
• The tragedy of the fishers: this looks at how overexploitation leads to a negative externality due to a lack of clearly defined property rights.

• Congestion and road pricing: A road to nowhere?

• Obesity and “the fat tax”: Obesity creates significant costs to society but is government
intervention required?

• Waste and recycling: What a load of rubbish?

• Education and training: What lessons should government learn?

• Housing elasticity of supply and labour mobility: How does the housing market create market failures?

• Public goods and broadcasting: How should we pay for the BBC?

• Recreational drugs: Is the government right to criminalise recreational drugs?

• Health care: How can we achieve efficiency and equity?

• Monopoly: Why monopoly is more than a game

Each chapter includes a summary of key points and questions for discussion.

Publication Date: October 2008

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