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Mini-BOTs: Italy’s idea to overcome debt might be proved more complex than it seems


The Italian government is considering of paying their tax cuts and aggressive spending by issuing mini-Bots. These would be small (euro) denomination, non-interest-bearing Treasury bills in the form of bearer securities that would be secured by tax revenues. Consumers would use mini-BOTs as a tax payment, provided they move beyond policy ideas into reality. Businesses or consumers could pay other businesses via transfers from account to account or hand to hand would not be subject of the EUR3,000 ($3,372) legal limit on cash payments within Italy, and last from the… Read more

UK sugar tax – Attempts to curb rising levels of obesity


The UK is the most obese country in Western Europe, and the sixth most obese country in the world. Around 26.9% of the British population has a body mass index of 30 and above, according to the OECD report and the cost of treating ill health caused by obesity and related issues is rising fast, threatening the NHS budget. The government, long criticized for taking no action to tackle this issue, decided to introduce a Soft Drinks Industry Levy, in the hope that the increased cost will stop people from… Read more