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Fair Warning - Healthcare, billionnaire tax cuts, and the Laffer curve

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Fair Warning - Healthcare, billionnaire tax cuts, and the Laffer curve
By Sophie Warnes • Issue #86 • View online
Hello! It has been A Week.
A few random things to start:

On the home front
Northern Powerhouse 'undermined' by austerity, five years on - BBC News
Matt Whittaker from the Resolution Foundation (a good Twitter follow, btw) wrote a thread about how the mortgage market in the UK has changed since the recession. To me, it mostly reads like positive change - it’s ridiculous that 20% of new mortgage advances were “non-evidenced” in 2007 (no proof of income). Bonkers.
There’s a seven percentage-point rise in the number of people in Wales who want Welsh independence. (Source)
Over the pond
One Trump Tax Cut Was Meant to Help the Poor. A Billionaire Ended Up Winning Big
Odds and ends
Hong Kong protests: Measuring the masses
Bad chart of the week
Thanks to Paul Bradshaw for pointing this out to me. Another dreadful chart from BBC Sport. I happen to think that this is a combination of a really bad/basic internal chart builder, and a lack of knowledge or even just thought as to why you might choose a donut chart over any other type of chart. (The answer is, of course, the percentages are not proportions so they don’t add up to 100%)
Well, that’s me done for another Sunday. Please share, forward, and tell friends about Fair Warning if you enjoyed this issue. Also, you can support Fair Warning on Patreon, or you can simply buy me a coffee to say thank you. See you next week!
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