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(784) Public Relations - Manipulation der Masse | Doku | ARTE - YouTube
Edward Bernese
Engineering of consent
see book Chomsky manufactured consent
- machinery of war - usa WW2
psychology of the masses - irrational, mass is irrational, you get the mass to move by talking to its emotions and instincts, the gut.
not the head.
use symbols. and feelings.
Public  Relations  PR  propaganda  manipulation  advertising  advertisement  consent  Chomsky  history  book  nudge  WW2  communication  rational  thinking  sociology  psychology  authority  tobacco  persuasion  consumerism  consumer  capitalism  competition 
4 days ago by asterisk2a
(2179) Volksdroge Alkohol – warum dürfen wir uns zu Tode trinken? | DokThema | Doku - YouTube
die Kosten des Alkohols:
health economics 10x mehr kosten als steuern und arbeitsplaetze
alkohol steuer + werbeverbot (1mrd eur pro jahr deutschland) + verfuegbarkeitseinschaenkungen
Alcohol  public  health  prevention  Cancer  self-medication  abuse  NAFLD  obesity  economics  nudge  lobby  vested  interest 
january 2019 by asterisk2a
Tax junk food high in sugar and salt, says top doctor - BBC News
England's top doctor has accused the food industry of "failing the public" and is calling for taxes on unhealthy food high in sugar and salt.
public  health  prevention  obesity  CVD  cancer  NHS  sickcare  demand  UK  diabetes  nudge 
december 2018 by asterisk2a
Unintended consequences: when government health campaigns backfire | Life and style | The Guardian
Meanwhile a second research paper has spotted a flaw in the government’s “responsibility deal” with drinks makers. The industry agreed on reductions in alcohol levels by 2015, but while more low-alcohol products are on offer, things aren’t panning out as expected. Cambridge University researchers have scrutinised how low-alcohol drinks are being promoted by Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons and found that consumers are being prompted to buy these beverages in situations where they wouldn’t ordinarily hit the bottle. The drinks are presented as a perfect lunchtime treat, and as healthy options next to pictures of fruit. “Lower-strength wines and beers appear to be marketed not as substitutes for higher-strength products, but as ones that can be consumed on additional occasions with an added implication of healthiness,” wrote the researchers. Make that an “irresponsibility deal” then.
Sugar  Tax  nudge  chronic  sick  population  capitalism  profit  maximisation  public  health  prevention  UK  obesity  Cancer  CVD  overweight  premature  ageing  NHS  crisis  sickcare  demand  policy 
april 2018 by asterisk2a
Funding the NHS: Is it finally time for a new approach? - BBC News
A ring-fenced tax for health and social care has been resisted in the past by the Treasury. Such a policy is known by economists as hypothecation. Opponents, including Treasury mandarins, believe it ties the hands of chancellors.

But, intriguingly, a former top civil servant at the Treasury, Sir Nick Macpherson, has come out in favour of a ring-fenced tax which is renewed every five years.
NHS  hypothecation  Politics  Sugar  Tax  nudge  nanny  state  prevention  public  health  crisis  winter  Austerity  sickcare  demand  chronic  sick  population  demographic  bubble  ageing  premature  CVD  Cancer  diabetes  healthcare  diet  lifestyle  self-medication  Alcohol  minimum  pricing  alcoholism  food  addiction  abuse  Council  bedblocking  bed  blocking  adult  elderly  social  care  pension  scheme  obligation  disabled  DWP  mental 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
Coca-Cola to sell smaller bottles at higher prices in response to sugar tax | Society | The Guardian
Coca-Cola is to use smaller bottles and sell at higher prices rather than alter its famous sugar-laden secret recipe, while Irn-Bru faces a growing consumer backlash over fears a new lower sugar version will ruin Scotland’s national soft drink.
sugar  tax  nanny  state  lobby  nudge  taxation  food  obesity  public  health  CVD  overweight  UK  NHS  sickcare  demand  chronic  sick  population  self-medication  abuse  food–industrial  complex  vested  interest 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
Drunk tanks may become norm, NHS boss warns 'selfish' revellers - BBC News
http://www.spiegel.de/gesundheit/schwangerschaft/uebergewicht-who-fordert-werbebeschraenkung-fuer-bier-a-1185455.html - Übergewicht in Deutschland WHO fordert Werbebeschränkung für Bier Immer mehr Erwachsene und Kinder sind viel zu dick. Neben mehr Bewegung und Sport fordert die Weltgesundheitsorganisation für Deutschland eine Regulierung von Werbung.
UK  alcoholism  self-medication  abuse  public  health  Austerity  NHS  chronic  sick  population  premature  ageing  binge  drinking  A&E  prevention  nudge  nanny  state 
december 2017 by asterisk2a
What to do if your child is overweight - BBC News
One in ten young people in the UK, aged between five and 19, is obese, according to new research that looks at obesity trends in over 200 countries. Consultant paediatrician Prof Mary Rudolf, who advises the government on obesity, says many parents would not know that "a healthy 10-year-old's ribs should be clearly visible - many parents would consider that such a child was quite underweight". //&! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39846385 &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37859484 &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37108767 - Childhood obesity: Plan attacked as 'weak' and 'watered down' &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36805577 - Public health cuts 'could hamper anti-obesity effort' &! WHO World Obesity Day // In the UK, one in every 10 young people aged five to 19, is obese. Obese children are likely to become obese adults, putting them at risk of serious health problems, say experts.
These include type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer, such as breast and colon. [...] "Even skinny people are heavier than they would have been ten years ago.
"We have not become more weak-willed, lazy or greedy. The reality is the world around us is changing." - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41550159 &! bariatric surgery - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/11/obese-people-treatment-surgery-britain &! hidden sick environment to navigate: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/11/high-calorie-puddings-dominate-childrens-menus-at-leading-food-chains
NHS  public  health  Crisis  healthcare  demand  care  obesity  CVD  overweight  diabetes  Cancer  immune  system  inflammation  economic  damage  prevention  intervention  nudge  food–industrial  tax  obesogenic  chronic  sick  population  ageing  premature  bedblocking  bed  blocking  Disabled  elderly  adult  social  Productivity  leave  sickleave  self-medication  addiction  food  S.A.D.  western  diet  lifestyle  coping  mechanism  stress  mental  epidemic  nanny  state  environment  pollution  taxation  childhood  parenthood  parenting  epigenetics  whole-food  plant-based  lobby  Sugar  complex  diseases  sickcare  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  bariatric  surgery 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Global cost of obesity-related illness to hit $1.2tn a year from 2025 | Society | The Guardian
The cost of treating ill health caused by obesity around the world will top $1.2tn every year from 2025 unless more is done to check the rapidly worsening epidemic, according to new expert estimates. Obesity and smoking are the two main drivers behind the soaring numbers of cancers, heart attacks, strokes and diabetes worldwide, grouped together officially as non-communicable diseases. They are the biggest killers of the modern world.
NHS  public  health  Crisis  healthcare  demand  care  obesity  CVD  overweight  diabetes  Cancer  immune  system  inflammation  economic  damage  prevention  intervention  nudge  food–industrial  tax  obesogenic  chronic  sick  population  ageing  premature  bedblocking  bed  blocking  Disabled  elderly  adult  social  Productivity  leave  sickleave  self-medication  addiction  food  S.A.D.  western  diet  lifestyle  coping  mechanism  stress  mental  epidemic  nanny  state 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Build it and they will come? Why Britain's 1960s cycling revolution flopped | Cities | The Guardian
Too easy to drive [ disincentivise driving, incentivise cycling ] The borough council’s cycle strategy – not updated since 2002 – conveys no doubt as to why cycle usage is so low: “Stevenage has a fast, high-capacity road system, which makes it easy to make journeys by car. Residents have largely been insulated from the effects of traffic growth and congestion and generally there is little incentive for people to use modes other than the private car … [The] propensity to cycle [appears to] depend on factors other than the existence of purpose-built facilities.”

Claxton was a regular user of the cycleways he had created. “I didn’t do my cycleways for cyclists,” he told an environmental magazine in 1977. “I did them for people.”
nudge  cycling  cycle  infrastructure  carbonfootprint  sedentary  lifestyle  air  pollution  public  health  chronic  sick  population  premature  death  noise  urbanisation  transportation 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
(2173) Noam Chomsky (2017) "Advertising, Consumerism, and Human Nature" - YouTube
The 19th-century working class read more than aristocrats, back in the days! // dignity self-worth identity independent. consumerism is a drug to numb, to suppress, narcotic on humanness. human condition. // there is no market economy bc consumers are not informed not making rational choices. irrational choices. uniformed.
Noam  Chomsky  Consumerism  Materialism  Status  Anxiety  mobile  homescreen  shopping  Dopamine  self-medication  comfort  coping  mechanism  Democracy  Alain  de  Botton  AlaindeBotton  Television  Facebook  Entertainment  distraction  Consumer  consumerist  Politics  Capitalism  working  poor  social  security  poverty  Armut  Advertising  Identity  Fashion  No  Representation  Psychology  nudge  theory  Sociology  Society  Wertegesellschaft  Manufactured  Consent  dignity  self-worth  class  struggle  economic  history  culture  creative  creativity  UBI  Grundeinkommen  Universal  Basic  Income  humanity  Economics 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
Number of strokes in UK predicted to rise by 44% in next 20 years | Society | The Guardian
King’s College London analysis also finds number of survivors across Europe will increase by a third by 2035 // stroke biggest cause of disability for over 50's // The King’s College London analysis is published on the same day as the British Medical Association warns that the UK is facing a health time bomb owing to a failure in addressing the burden placed on the NHS by obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption.
Disabled  ageing  population  chronic  sick  CVD  Stroke  demographic  bubble  UK  NHS  welfare  state  adult  social  elderly  care  bedblocking  bed  blocking  obesity  overweight  Austerity  rationing  rehabilitation  Council  Alcohol  Tobacco  western  diet  Standard  American  S.A.D.  self-medication  nudge  public  health  economics  policy 
may 2017 by asterisk2a
UK must get tough on childhood obesity, says top doctors | Society | The Guardian
Obesity Health Alliance issues 10-point action plan in hope of influencing party manifestos for general election [...] “Whichever party takes up the reins of power in June, getting to grips with obesity must be high on the agenda and bolder steps taken to address the obesogenic environment in which our children are growing up. The public want this to happen; what’s needed is clear political will,” members of the OHA say in a letter published in the Guardian. // 1 year lifestyle classes - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/may/04/give-overweight-patients-a-year-of-weight-loss-classes-say-researchers
GE2017  Brexit  obesity  regulation  regulators  nudge  overweight  public  health  economics  NHS  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  CVD  Cancer  chronic  sick  population  diabetes  carcinogenic  obesogenic  food  sugar  tax  lobby  lifestyle  diet  junk  abuse  coping  mechanism  stress  alcohol 
may 2017 by asterisk2a
(281) Is It Better to Advise More Plants or Less Junk? - YouTube
Free School Meals economic = public health economics = pays for itself long-term through less NHS spending in the future.
public  health  economics  GE2017  education  policy  childhood  obesity  UK  chronic  sick  population  NHS  care  demand  junk  food  lobby  Sugar  Tax  Labour  Party  Jeremy  Corbyn  nudge  western  diet  SAD  CVD  overweight  diabetes  cancer 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Blueprint for future of NHS in Scotland published - BBC News
The public spending watchdog also said the health service needed to make unprecedented savings next year, and that NHS funding was not keeping pace with increasing demand on the service.
The government's Health and Social Services delivery plan said Scotland needed a "fundamental move" away from a "fix and treat" approach.
Instead, the focus will be on preventing people becoming ill in the first place, and then intervening as quickly as possible to prevent their conditions becoming more serious.
NHS  Scotland  Austerity  health  care  demand  CVD  Cancer  Diabetes  obesity  overweight  chronic  sick  population  ageing  demographic  bubble  prevention  public  Sugar  Tax  nudge  western  diet  standard  american  lifestyle 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Public health cuts will lead to more sick people, report warns | Society | The Guardian
More people will become ill as a direct result of the government cutting spending on public health, which will put the NHS under further strain, a parliamentary report on Wednesday warns.

Peers on a House of Lords select committee urged citizens to do more to demonstrate personal responsibility – their “common duty” – to live healthily in order to help preserve the NHS as a tax-funded system that is free at the point of use. [...] The committee, which includes both Labour and Conservative former health ministers, recommends ministers launch a nationwide campaign to highlight the risks to health of being overweight. [...] An overhaul of the constitution is needed “as part of a renewed and sustained drive to improve health literacy and educate the public about their common duty to support the sustainability of the health service”, they add.
NHS  Public  Health  UK  Jeremy  Hunt  Austerity  chronic  sick  population  nudge  Sugar  Tax  Meat  Tobacco  Alcohol  CVD  obesity  diabetes  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative  Cancer  ageing  demographic  bubble 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Public health experts call for ban on alcohol advertising in UK | Society | The Guardian
[minimum pricing and ad ban ] Global study claims industry’s marketing methods are encouraging young people to drink and often breach codes of practice
Alcohol  self-medication  coping  mechanism  UK  NHS  sick  population  nudge  mental  health  obesity  overweight  CVD  cancer  stress  chronic  burnout 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
Anger after key plan to tackle childhood obesity delayed again
[ obesity/diet-related diseases (chronic) to bankrupt NHS ] Theresa May will delay publishing the Government’s long awaited Childhood Obesity Strategy until the autumn, despite pleas from the head of the NHS to act to protect the most vulnerable children in society. On Tuesday NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens called for the plan to be unveiled, saying the obesity crisis costs the taxpayer more than the police and fire services combined.
obesity  obesity  epidemic  Theresa  May  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  Sugar  Tax  NHS  diet-related  disease  diet-related  diseases  chronic  disease  chronic  diseases  diabetes  health  care  budget  health  care  cost  health  care  demand  health  care  spending  premature  ageing  ageing  population  Baby  Boomers  babyboomers  GP  A&E  stroke  heart  disease  cancer  Standard  American  Diet  dietary  cholesterol  western  lifestyle  Cardiovascular  disease  vascular  disease  embolism  David  Cameron  Nudge  theory  meat  processed  food  food  engineering  Wertegesellschaft  society  economic  harm  economic  damage  tobacco  self-medication  coping  mechanism  Alcohol  abuse  alcoholism  breast  cancer  colon  cancer  bowel  cancer 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Irn Bru maker AG Barr 'disappointed' over sugar tax
The sugar tax will be introduced in two years' time and will not apply to fruit juices or milk-based drinks. [...] // Analysis: The Scottish Grocers' Federation and the Food and Drink Federation are keen to point out that the majority of soft drinks now sold in the UK are actually low and no calorie. [ artificial sweetener! - http://nutritionfacts.org/video/effect-of-sucralose-splenda-on-the-microbiome/ ] [...] Scottish Grocers' Federation chief executive Pete Cheema added: [...] "Additionally - and of great concern to retailers - is that this is likely simply to pass on the cost to consumers This is despite the chancellor suggesting last year that the obesity problem would be best tackled in other ways." [...] [ Jamie Oliver ] "symbolic slap"
Big  Sugar  Sugar  Tax  microbiome  Gut  Flora  obesity  obesity  epidemic  overweight  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  cancer  heart  disease  sick  population  health  crisis  processed  food  food  engineering  Jamie  Oliver  nudge  theory 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS chief demands political consensus on funding elderly and social care | Society | The Guardian
Stevens believes David Cameron’s administration should look at all the options for finding the billions of pounds needed, including revisiting the “triple lock”, which guarantees Britain’s pensioners generous annual increases in their state pension until 2020. [ ie could tax big pensions! progressive tax on income vs flat income tax/NI and sugar tax, food chain tax, animal products tax, processed food tax, engineered food tax ] In an interview with the Guardian, Stevens suggested ministers should be prepared to risk upsetting Britain’s growing army of senior citizens by looking at whether the benefits they receive are fair to working-age and younger people. [...] Last week, the House of Commons work and pensions select committee launched an inquiry into income inequality between older and younger people. [...] [babyboomers get 118% out of what they've paid] //&! bit.ly/1OscF7D - how much is sick population willing to pay?
NHS  ageing  population  premature  ageing  babyboomers  demographic  bubble  chronic  diseases  diet-related  disease  cancer  diabetes  obesity  heart  disease  UK  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  care  health  crisis  sick  population  staff  morale  locum  staff  staff  shortage  Generationengerechtigkeit  fairness  progressive  tax  code  Sugar  Standard  American  Diet  food  industry  Nudge  theory  intervention  prevention  elderly  care  adult  social  care  Public  Services  Services  austerity  national  insurance  generation  rent  lost  generation  Millennials  GP  mental  health  mental  illness  health  inequality  post  code  lottery  Simon  Stevens 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Obesity: NHS to introduce 'sugar tax' in England - BBC News
The NHS is looking to impose its own "sugar tax" in hospitals and health centres in England, to help tackle the growing problem of obesity. It says people should be charged more for sweet drinks and snacks in vending machines and cafes. //&! Exclusive: Simon Stevens promises levy on sugary foods and snacks as he urges ministers to force food firms to take action - bit.ly/1V04RvL
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Blood pressure drugs rethink urged - BBC News
[ pushing more meds to prevent. LOL. with the side effects and possible death, from medication side effects/medical complications, is ~4th leading cause of death. ] More lives could be saved if doctors considered giving blood pressure drugs to all patients at high risk of heart disease - even if their blood pressures are normal, a study suggests.
high  blood  pressure  heart  disease  atherosclerosis  stroke  aneurysm  thrombosis  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  prevention  intervention  Standard  American  Diet  Dietary  Fiber  cholesterol  Western  pattern  diet-related  disease  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  inflammation  coronary  artery  disease  Cardiovascular  disease  vascular  disease  NHS  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  sick  population  health  crisis  health  care  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  policy  folly  policy  error  public  safety  public  sentiment  public  awareness  public  perception  nanny  state  Nudge  theory  Makers  revolving  door  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  capitalism  crony  capitalism  interest  groups  vested  interest 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
NHS in Scotland facing 'pressure', doctors warn - BBC News
The NHS in Scotland will face "significantly more pressure" in the coming year despite a budget increase, the doctors' leaders have warned. The British Medical Association claimed that "constrained resources" meant the health service was struggling to cope with increasing demands. BMA Scotland chairman Peter Bennie also said the number of jobs lying vacant could have a "detrimental impact". The Scottish government said it had a "clear vision for the future". [...] "The funding gap faced by the NHS set against rising demand and the impact of increasing consultant, specialty doctor and GP vacancies and unfilled trainee posts cannot be ignored, and we must establish ways to make Scotland's NHS a more attractive place to work. [...] NHS will face significantly more pressure as Scotland's population continues to age." [...] [Shona Robinson] ensuring our NHS is sustainable for future generations. [ << bottom up prevention and intervention ] [ disability from heart disease events ]
NHS  NHS  Scotland  austerity  demographic  bubble  premature  ageing  ageing  population  chronic  diseases  Public  Services  Social  Services  OAP  sick  population  health  crisis  diet-related  disease  health  care  prevention  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  policy  health  UK  obesity  epidemic  obesity  childhood  obesity  overweight  diabetes  insulin  resistance  cancer  metabolic  syndrome  GP  staff  morale  locum  staff  staff  shortage  sedentary  lifestyle  alcohol  abuse  food  abuse  western  lifestyle  Standard  American  Diet  Dietary  Fiber  cholesterol  pattern  western  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  inflammation  heart  disease  disability  vulnerable  mental  health  health  inequality  post  code  lottery  stroke  thrombosis  aneurysm  heart  attack  drug  abuse  substance  abuse  active  lifestyle  lifestyle  medicine  nanny  state  Nudge  theory  high  blood  pressure 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Minimum alcohol pricing plan 'may breach EU law' - BBC News
[MPU] legislation is significantly to restrict the market, and this might be avoided by the introduction of a tax measure designed to increase the price of alcohol instead of a measure imposing a minimum price per unit of alcohol." [...] /// Instead it says increasing the tax on alcohol tax could be justified as it would combat alcohol misuse and wouldn't restrict the market. /// [...] Alison Douglas, chief executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland [...] minimum pricing was a better measure than alcohol taxes, which are "limited in their ability to raise the price of the cheapest alcohol to a level that will actually reduce harm". [SWA] had "blocked the democratic will of the Scottish Parliament and sacrificed public health to protect their members' profits". [...] [BMA] "The case for minimum unit pricing has always been based on the fact that it achieves what taxation cannot[."] [...] "unhealthy relationship with drink". //&! bit.ly/1mglhVe
taxation  tax  code  Alcohol  Scotland  abuse  substance  abuse  drug  abuse  public  safety  public  health  policy  public  health  sick  population  health  crisis  prevention  Nudge  theory  food  abuse  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  food  industry  revolving  door  policy  folly  policy  error  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  FDA  USDA  food  engineering  processed  food  Big  Sugar  advertisement  marketing  Escapeism  Entertainment 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Schockbilder auf Zigarettenpackungen kommen im Mai 2016 - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Lust am Rauchen soll den Deutschen vergehen - mit großen Gruselfotos auf Zigarettenschachteln. Das erhofft sich die EU von den neuen Vorgaben, die auch Deutschland bis Mai 2016 umsetzen muss. [...] ihre Einführung immer wieder verschoben, obwohl ihre Einführung beispielsweisefür 2010 angekündigt worden war. Dass die Fotos erst 2016 kommen, gilt auch als Erfolg der Tabaklobby. //&! Tabakkonsum: Passivrauchen beeinträchtigt die weibliche Fruchtbarkeit - bit.ly/1PdipSP - Die Menopause tritt früher ein, das Risiko für Unfruchtbarkeit steigt: Wie schädlich neben aktivem Zigarettenkonsum auch Passivrauchen sein kann, zeigt eine aktuelle Studie.
tobacco  public  health  policy  public  health  public  safety  taxation  Nudge  theory  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Big  Sugar  food  industry  WHO  cancer  Meat  medical  research  medical  profession  medical  advances  health  care  budget  health  care  health  care  spending  health  crisis  sick  population 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Could fining parents cut childhood obesity? - BBC News
More than 600 million people, or 13% of the world's adult population, are obese. The rate more than doubled between 1980 and 2014, according to the World Health Organization. The estimated cost to the global economy is $2tn (£1.3tn), including £47bn to the UK. National and local governments have struggled to address obesity, defined as having a body mass index - based on the ratio of height to weight - of more than 30. They often face accusations of nanny-statism and opposition from food and drink companies if they do so. Attempts have been patchy and experts are divided on what, if anything, works. // [ THUS NUDGE and push people making the right decision by progressive (increase every other year) sugar/fat tax and animal products tax and subsidize produce, especially in food deserts. and tax food chain products accordingly. ] In 2012, France quadrupled the tax on saturated fat-rich palm oil, dubbed the "Nutella tax" because the popular hazelnut spread contained the ingredient.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
New medicines 'should prevent not just treat disease' - BBC News
Leading doctors say the NHS must prepare for much greater use of medicines to prevent rather than just treat disease. [...] The future of healthcare is a healthier lifestyle. [<< Professor Carl Heneghan from the Oxford University Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine,] [...] "Having a real impact on reducing demand and improving quality of care in the NHS will only happen when the root cause of lifestyle-driven disease is tackled head on // a 50% health tax on animal products and processed food (high in fat, salt, sugar), alcohol, tobacco products (+100% tax) - with plan to progressively increase tax further and further on every other year; which subsidises vegan school meals, NHS, care system, and fruit and veg go tax reduced.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
▶ BBC Two - Victoria Derbyshire, Jamie Oliver: 'Energy drinks need age limits'
diet-related diseases have a slow progression [...] "confusion is what protects the industry." [...] "capacity to make wrong choices much easier that to make right choices." [...] [ today's food addicts are always surrounded by their enablers and drug dealers, socially acceptable ] //&! Can we cut sugar levels in our food? - 2/3 of adults at least overweight, only 17% of children meet the 5 a day - bbc.in/1Iolos2 - 'reduce sugar in packaged food.' + 'processed food with health claims' [<< where is the broccoli lobby when you need them?] Iceland Manager "can't expect a nation to change eating habits [of ready meals high in fat, salt and additives.]." [<< have to do it 1 by 1 on a local basis, community led]
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Jamie Oliver: Time to get 'medieval' on sugar - Newsnight - YouTube
>> biggest killer; diet related diseases. // "industry don't want you to have clarity." as in pictures of cancer on tobacco packaging. // same w WHO reply "moderation" "meat and dairy is part of a healthy balanced diet."
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
A Car Vlog: I Am "That" Mom - YouTube
@4:40 - RE: Food as Reward = Business as Usual (BAS). Any food that triggers some feel good chemicals can be abused: junk food, fast food, processed food, alcohol, tobacco, drugs. Some are legal others carry a stigma and others are illegal ... depending where you live. (Liberal) Progressive policy making would be to legalise all but put a progressive and aggressive tax on those. An addiction & harm tax along the nudge theory. And with that tax revenue to pay for public health care and public education campaigns to raise awareness and change perception, image and opinion. Not pulling the nanny state. But if you use tobacco, you pay twice; now with your discretionary spending choice and then with your health, and we let you know on the packaging. And we can also subsidise cycle to work schemes, cycle lanes, cycle shelters.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Plastikmüll erreicht Arktis: 2,7 Millionen Tonnen im Meer vermutet - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Eigentlich wollten die Polarforscher Meeressäuger und Seevögel beobachten - doch dann zählten sie auch Müll. Selbst im Hohen Norden treibt Kunststoffschrott im Wasser und wird zur Gefahr für die dort lebenden Arten.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Cycling: three-quarters of Britons support more spending on bike use | Environment | The Guardian
[ where is the bike lobby here? its a bn dollar business. ] Biggest ever survey on subject says people would like government to spend almost seven times more on bike infrastructure than it does now. [...] Currently, about 1% to 2% of all trips in the UK are made by bike, as against figures of 25% or more in some nations, such as the Netherlands. Activists argue that more bike use would greatly help combat the ongoing health crisis caused by physical inactivity, as well as reducing vehicle pollution, among other benefits. “The message from the public couldn’t be clearer: there’s a desire to cycle more, but that a lack of safe places to ride bikes is off ­putting,” said Jason Torrance, policy director at Sustrans. [...] “Physical inactivity, congestion and declining air quality cost our economy billions. Governments must act to secure a greater share of current transport investment for cycling and walking.”
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Plastic bag charge in Scotland sees usage cut by 80% - BBC News
[ the plastic bag chage, 5p, is not enough, should be 50p and seen as penalty! thus it is the little brother of Sugar/Processed Food/junk food/fast food/and animal product taxation (extra levies) to show people every day when they show that they know this is more expensive now because this has to pay for my sick days in later life, like insurance premium for risky behavior, to fund NHS! Even seeing it as carbon tax and environmental levy because of how dirty animal products are! ]"It's now becoming second nature to shoppers to reuse their carrier bags and hopefully to think more about our impact on the environment." [...] Asda witnessing a drop of 90% and Sainsbury's 100% as it no longer offers them to shoppers. [...] The policy came into being in Scotland on 20 October last year and England introduced charging at the beginning of this month.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
How politicians learned the power of the gentle nudge - BBC News
bit.ly/1JgNdB9 - The government’s behavioural insights team has won over sceptics in Whitehall and it is now ‘nudging’ behaviour across the world
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - £230m obesity and diabetes drugs cost 'harms NHS'
financial incentives needed - nudge to better living. nanny state vs long-term view. people have no sense of complexity, unintended consequences, unkown unkowns, ... need to act now. it's the same with global warming / carbonfootprint / carbon emissions.
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Out-of-hospital plan 'a recipe for disaster', MPs warn
The Health Select Committee said the NHS faced "one of its greatest challenges" dealing with patients with long-term conditions, such as diabetes. They account for 70% of health spending but only 30% of patients. The NHS has tried to ensure more care is done in the community, but the MPs questioned the wisdom of this strategy. The cross-party group said these patients would still need specialist hospital care. [...] Figures show these patients are responsible for two-thirds of outpatient and A&E visits and occupy 77% of beds.
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
SolarCity's Chairman Elon Musk annouces it will buy solar panel maker Silveo
Without decisive action to lay the groundwork today, the massive volume of affordable, high efficiency panels needed for unsubsidized solar power to outcompete fossil fuel grid power simply will not be there when it is needed,” according to the blog post penned by SolarCity Chairman Elon Musk and the two co-founders, Peter Rive and Lyndon Rive. [...] “The timing is right to make an acquisition and get into advanced solar panel manufacturing. If we don’t do this, then we thought there’s a risk of not being able to have the solar panels we need to expand the business in the long term,” Elon Musk said on the conference call. [...] In both cases, Musk’s goal is to make sure that the components critical to his vision of the future — electric cars and solar energy — are available and cheap enough to beat fossil fuels.
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
Why Elon Musk Just Opened Up All of Tesla's Patents : The New Yorker
It’s a risky move but a shrewd one. It’s one that wouldn’t make a lot of sense for a lot of companies. But it does for Tesla. The company’s stock has doubled in the past year, but the industry is struggling. Musk’s biggest electic-car-entrepreneur-frenemy, Shai Agassi, led his company, Better Place, into bankruptcy a year ago. It’s a good moment for the industry to get a jolt. “Putting in long hours for a corporation is hard,” Musk said on Thursday during a conference call. “Putting in long hours for a cause is easy.” What exactly is that cause? It’s bringing clean cars to the people, of course. But it’s also, it seems now, showing the world a new way to think about innovation. || +++ http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/17/teslas-elon-musk-on-making-electric-car-patents-public-were-really-all-in-the-same-ship/ >> // Industrial Policy - 1% and increasing incrementally on gas guzzling cars. + emissions tax on consumer driving a gas guzzeler.
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
Brustkrebs: Rotes Fleisch kann Risiko erhöhen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Nudge theory - unhealthy diet can be tracked by blood levels. reduce ur healthcare premium by adopting plant based whole foods diet/vegan diet.
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
Auto-enrol UK workers into a pension (20Sept12) - YouTube
Incentive of 50% you put in, 50% put in gov and employer.
Auto enrol, and nudge theory, ...

Question is in the details; how is fund managed? is fund managed? how will payouts work? linked with inflation? etc etc
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september 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC News - West End parking free after Olympics slump in shoppers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nudge_theory

Lots of warnings were given pre-Olympics, lots of rhetoric, lots of doom-mongering; businesses and people pre-pared themselves to avoid busy parts of the city, avoided it if possible, stayed home, did work from home, or even took their annual leave during the Olympics to avoid London.

This is a grand scheme of nudging people into making decisions that were pro-Olympics and seemed to be their idea. People were not put by others into this situation (Olympics were coming one way or the other), people made the best of the situation.

Data now shows, locals and people working in and around London avoided London.

"Data from research group Experian showed footfall levels in central London declined at the outset of London 2012 but recovered later."
London2012  Olympics  Nudge  theory 
august 2012 by asterisk2a

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