Opinion – Dems say GOP focus on mental health is redirection from gun control – The Hill

Here’s a breaking story, published in The Hill. But most non-Americans will argue that the US mass shootings are a function of gun control and mental health. But the mental health challenges are probably a function of modern American socialogy – increasing wealth of the minority, failing healthcare, fewer jobs because of technology and offshoring and escalating addiction, especially opioids. What ever happened to the ‘American Dream?’ Thoughts?

Opinion – Chart of the Week: Inequality, Your Health and Fiscal Policy – IMF Blog

Here’s a must-read blog from the IMF. The evidence is clear and the IMF’s insight is penetrating. But in country’s like the UK, with falling output measures, healthcare remains a political football. Read the UK media and one gets the impression that for the left-wing the answer is to throw money at the National Heath Service (NHS) – whereas, for the right-wing, it’s to privatise publicly ownerd services, possibly selling them to major US multi-nationals in exchange for a generous post-Brexit trade deal. But the IMF blog highlights that the solution is in the scope of public healthcare. In other words, as has been highlighted by this blog for over five years, public healthcare must be addressed as a strategic challenge – sadly, recent UK government have been light on effective strategic analysis and deliver. My own career specialized in delivering strategic change. Views?