BBC News – Senior civil servants could lose jobs every five years

English: brief diagram comparing the role of c...

English: brief diagram comparing the role of civil servants in the UK and US constitutions. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an MUST READ article from the BBC. Check it out!

via BBC News – Senior civil servants could lose jobs every five years.

Personally, I have met many first-rate Senior Civil Servants over the years. Sadly, this UK Government has probably got rid of some of the best; now they want to make appointments political like in the US.

I’m not convinced that this is a good idea. For sure, any knowledgeable insider will tell you that the biggest problem in running Central and Local Government effectively is political meddling!

Any thoughts?

 

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Why China will not buy the world – Martin Wolf-FT.com

This is an excellent MUST READ article by Martin Wolf in the FT, citing evidence in a new book by Peter Nolan, professor of Chinese development at Cambridge university.

via Why China will not buy the world – FT.com.

Apart from interesting insights into China the article provides an excellent summary of market power of today’s multi-national companies.

Any thoughts?

National emblem of the People's Republic of China

National emblem of the People’s Republic of China (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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