Emma Elliott Freire

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The Best Debt in the World

It's hard to believe, but Britain’s student loan problem is worse than the Yanks’

AUGUST 19, 2014 by EMMA ELLIOTT FREIRE

UK taxpayers no longer have to pick up all of the tab for university tuition, but perverse incentives and hidden costs still riddle the system.

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Brazil's Bread and Circuses

Dirigisme and corruption for the coming World Cup and Olympic Games

MAY 07, 2014 by EMMA ELLIOTT FREIRE

Brazilians hoped the World Cup and Olympics would be exciting showcases for their country. Thus far, these events have only brought suffering.

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Britain’s BBC Tax

Clogging the courts and slanting the news

SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 by EMMA ELLIOTT FREIRE

Great Britain's most ruthlessly collected tax pays lavish BBC salaries and buys badly slanted news coverage. Those who can least afford it (and have the least interest in the BBC) get hit the hardest.

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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