Tax matters: Starbucks faces protests following the revelation that it avoids paying UK corporation tax, while Amazon no UK corporation tax last year despite being the Britain's largest online retailer.
The concept of supply and demand is often called the heart and soul of economics. It is the foundation for much of what is studied in the field. Understanding how supply and demand affect the economy helps us recognize economics everywhere in our daily lives.
The great coffee tax: how well do we really know our lattes? Starbucks avoids UK tax. Starbucks AND Costa pay milk farmers less than the cost of production.
Ros Altmann argues for supporting pensioners who have been negatively impacted by monetary and fiscal policy since 2008. She highlights the distributional inequities of the Bank of England’s policies in dealing with the economy and calls for more consideration for pensioners who are seeing their savings dwindle. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/2012/09/25/pensioners-and-fiscal-monetary-policy-altmann/
CONSUMERS aren't going to live this. Online retailers are being offered software that helps them detect shoppers who can afford to pay more or are in a hurry to buy, so as to present pricier options to them or simply charge more for the same stuff. ~ The Economist