A mechanism of funding pharmaceutical research which leads to drug prices far in excess of marginal cost is bound to lead to anguish and injustice. But is there a better idea?
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25 March 2015, Financial Times
04 March 2015, Financial Times
Michael Porter warned on the danger of being “stuck in the middle”. Companies, he said, must either gain a cost advantage or emphasise product differentiation. But what really matters is enjoying a competitive advantage in the market position you choose.
13 August 2014, Financial Times
Established companies in all industries are inhibited in their response to radical change by vested interests inherent in their existing business models. Now, in publishing, it’s time for the author to be placed where he or she should be – in charge.
25 June 2014
Can Britain’s NHS really be the best in the world – except for keeping its patients alive? John reviews the paradox.
07 May 2014
The history of ICI and the British pharmaceutical industry may provide some pointers to show how shareholders and policymakers should react to Pfizer’s bid for Astra Zeneca.
23 April 2014, Financial Times
Taxi licensing illustrates regulatory capture, the phenomenon by which regulation intended to serve the public is hijacked by industry interests.
26 March 2014, Financial Times
Just as dammed water finds new channels of escape, crowdfunding seems to provide a way around the blockage.
13 November 2013, Financial Times
Nuclear power and financial systems both have the capacity to blow up the world. Perhaps there are lessons from one for the other.
21 August 2013, Financial Times
Humans have always found it hard to cope with the idea that every individual has a lifespan even as life itself goes on. The idea of a natural life cycle for a business, or industrial centre, is even more difficult to accept.
24 July 2013, Financial Times
To be able to use power the UK needs to build power stations, but it is easier to posture, prevaricate and procrastinate than to take decisions.
28 May 2008, Financial Times
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