The Guardian: Chinese government investigates ‘cancer village’ pollution case

Article published: Dec 10, 2014 – out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary

IB Economics syllabus: Microeconomics (market failure, negative externalities)

The negative externalities of production (in the form of severe pollution) is causing people to die of cancer in the Chinese village of Taoyuan.

Source of image: Dong Mu/Imagine China/Corbis

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