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I Thought Legalizing Pot Would Be a Disaster. But It Turned Out To Be Wonderful.

In a California courtroom earlier this year, U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller wondered what exactly was at stake in the federal …

Cannabis

Conservatives' proposed cut to Inheritance Tax on main homes

Authors: Carl Emmerson, Paul Johnson<p>Inheritance tax (IHT) applies to (some) wealth that is transferred on or shortly before death. The tax is …

Crippling PFI deals leave Britain £222bn in debt

Every man, woman and child in Britain is more than £3,400 in debt – without knowing it and without borrowing a single penny – thanks to the …

Taxpayers Subsidise Big Business by an Estimated £11 billion a Year

<b>The UK’s low pay culture is costing tax payers £11 billion per year according to research released by community organising charity, Citizens UK,</b> …

Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think

In a candid conversation with Frank Rich last fall, Chris Rock said, "Oh, people don’t even know. If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there …

Income Inequality

Britain's biggest banks face a new investigation over their decimation of hundreds of businesses through dodgy interest-rate swaps

Britain's biggest banks, who "decimated and destroyed" hundreds of UK businesses by selling them questionable, complex interest-rate swap derivatives, should face another investigation into how whether they also mishandled compensation payments to those companies, according to Conservative MP Guto …

#YourNHS is most efficient in the world It is underfunded but affordable! http://t.co/tlzA9RGTTW

Catriona Pagliari on Twitter: "Billions on PFI, outsourcing & internal market in the English NHS. Scrap the internal market & over £10bn yr saved overnight. #yourNHS"

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No link found between psychedelics and psychosis

In large US survey, users of LSD and similar drugs were no more likely to have mental-health conditions than other respondents.<p>Data from population …

Warren Buffett sells stake in world's largest energy company after oil price collapses

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has sold a $3.9bn stake in Exxon Mobil after the oil price more than halves<p>Warren Buffett has sold his entire stake in the world's largest energy company after the price of Brent crude plummeted.<p>The billionaire investor sold 41.1m shares in Exxon Mobil, worth …

'Homely' Boots treats its staff like red revolutionaries

No child dreams of growing up to become a pharmacist. They are never romantic leads or action heroes in films. As far as a search of my bookshelves and the web can tell, they are not the heroes and heroines of novels either. Doctors, detectives and spies are everywhere, while the ignored pharmacist …

38 Degrees on Twitter: ""Wealth gap holds back economic growth" - well of course it does! New OECD report today slams economics of the 1% http://t.co/9OdjJEo25i"

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Charles West on Twitter: "Hospital bosses waste almost £62MILLION a year bidding against each other for NHS contracts http://t.co/eErSJejTQK"

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Sanho Tree on Twitter: "Prohibition=price support RT @WhatTheFFacts: Cocaine only costs $700/kg to produce but sells in the US for $100/gram. http://t.co/oZuRnxSxYn"

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TransformDrugPolicy on Twitter: "Portugal decriminalised drugs in 2001 & its levels of drug use are BELOW the European average #EndtheDrugsWar http://t.co/B3wQWQWEt9"

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TransformDrugPolicy on Twitter: "Here's what that long-suppressed Home Office drugs report said. David Cameron ignored the evidence #EndtheDrugsWar http://t.co/MYitWwmq2t"

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TransformDrugPolicy on Twitter: "Russell Brand's new doc, #EndTheDrugsWar, starting now. Here's what he's previously said about drug policy reform http://t.co/7ZWlbxOhPg"

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TransformDrugPolicy on Twitter: "Portugal decriminalised drugs in 2001 & now treats drug use as health prob. The effect on HIV/AIDS? #EndTheDrugsWar http://t.co/5EWcnFgjwy"

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TransformDrugPolicy on Twitter: "Drug use did not skyrocket after Portugal decriminalised drugs in 2001 #EndtheDrugsWar @rustyrockets http://t.co/MwZnGDR4rd"

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TransformDrugPolicy on Twitter: "The World Health Organization agrees with Russell Brand: it's time to decriminalise drugs #EndTheDrugsWar http://t.co/KTmDsNmPMQ"

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Warren Buffett loses $678m on Tesco in just three months

Sage of Omaha has previously called his investment in Tesco 'a huge mistake'<p>Warren Buffett lost $678m (£427.2m) on his Tesco investment in the third quarter, as the billionaire revealed profits fell at his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate.<p>The Sage of Omaha was Tesco’s fourth largest investor before …

Naomi Fowler on Twitter: "10 actions based on principles of democracy & public accountability to reclaim our tax revenues from @prems01583469 http://t.co/qxoS29pFQo"

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Naomi Fowler on Twitter: "Why "tax isn’t the driving force behind Ireland’s celebrated 'Tiger' economy...Far from it." http://t.co/cyRDRh7QJt"

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3 reasons interest rates will stay low for years

Thinking of buying a home? Are you on the fence about taking out a loan? You may still have several years to take advantage of historically low interest rates.<p>In a speech Tuesday, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley laid out three key reasons why the Fed may keep its …

We got £100 fines yet signs were hidden: How to beat parking tickets

'We were fined £100 each even though the signs were hidden': Don’t go mad if you get a parking ticket - here's how to beat it<p>By<p>Published: 18:02 EDT, …

Finance

Nine Bitcoin alternatives for future currency investments

Bitcoin’s recent meteoric rise in value to over $1,000 has shone the spotlight on alternative currencies, but bitcoin is not the only new digital currency vying for relevancy in 2013.<p>Like bitcoins most of these currencies are mined by computers solving hard mathematical problems. The "coins" do not …

Ten first class dividend stocks to boost your income

Missed out on Royal Mail? Ten first class dividend shares to boost your income investing<p>By<p>Published: 07:19 EDT, 14 October 2013 | Updated: 08:49 EDT, …

The Coalition’s climate change policy: it's the public, not polluters, who pay

You don’t have to be a policy expert to realise that if the Coalition is serious about climate change, it will have to take its Direct Action Plan back to the drawing board.<p>Having spent time analysing the parties’ climate change policies for the University of Melbourne’s Election Watch, I’m …

Warren Buffett makes $3bn bet on banks

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has made a big bet on a better outlook for banks, spending more than $3bn (£1.9bn) buying shares in some of America’s largest lenders, according to the latest filing by his Berkshire Hathaway investment vehicle.<p>Mr Buffett, who has a personal fortune of $54bn, …

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