Why Is British Economic Discourse So Bad? – Paul Krugman – NYTimes.com

Paul Krugman, Laureate of the Sveriges Riksban...

Paul Krugman, Laureate of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2008 at a press conference at the Swedish Academy of Science in Stockholm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This article by Nobel Prize winning, liberal, economist, Paul Krugman, writing in his op-ed NYT blog, is well worth a read. Check it out!

via Why Is British Economic Discourse So Bad? – NYTimes.com.

Let me give you a flavor:

Anyway, the sad result is that Britain is going into an election with bad, foolish economics not simply getting a hearing, but being presented by the news media as obvious, unchallengeable truth.

Thoughts?

Utilising Professional Interims to Help Reduce the Budget Deficit – Removing Catch 22?

Looking back over some of my most popular blogs, I think this is worth a read

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English: Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Ca...

This week I am giving over my weekly blog to the publication of a White Paper that I wrote in April after consultation with colleagues.

This White Paper has been used by a number of Professional Interims in meetings with their Members of Parliament. The White Paper has been forwarded to Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office.

For the readers convenience, I am restating the underlying problem below:

PROBLEM STATEMENT

The Government is asking the Public Sector (both Central and Local Government) to cut costs significantly to substantially reduce the budget deficit before the next election. Secondly, the Government has an ambitious Reform Agenda that will probably impact every Government department and local authority.

Effective reform normally requires vision, political will, public support, leadership and effective transformation – with sustained momentum and huge intensification of effort. With Public Sector organizations likely to be weakened by the…

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