Can Britain’s NHS really be the best in the world – except for keeping its patients alive? John reviews the paradox.
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09 April 2014, Financial Times
In today’s world of global business and finance, people make agreements in whatever currency they like and under whatever legal system they choose.
01 April 2014, Financial Times
Whatever initial misconceptions spin doctors may promote, reality will out.
21 March 2014, Financial Times
The man who “laboureth much, and sparing the fruits of his labour, consumeth little” should not, Hobbes argued, pay more “than he that liveth idlely, getteth little, and spendeth all he gets”.
26 February 2014, Financial Times
Whatever Mr Salmond may say, there has to be a plan B.
22 January 2014, Financial Times
Politicians, like gang bosses and football fans, routinely attempt to establish or reinforce their leadership by inciting hostility to other groups.
11 December 2013, Financial Times
Although transactions with low probability of large loss and high probability of small gain carry the potential for disaster, they can appear attractive for a very long time – perhaps for ever.
30 November 2013, Financial Times
The centre of political gravity in Scotland is far to the left of that of the UK and that is at the centre of the concerns – widely held but little expressed – of Scottish business over independence.
27 November 2013, Financial Times
The Olympiad was a good party, which cost the British population about £200 per head.
30 October 2013, Financial Times
British technological failures have been compounded by a political phenomenon I have come to think of as “great leap forward syndrome”. The idea is that the best way to compensate for stumbles and missteps is to move, at one bound, ahead of the field.
28 December 2009, Financial Times
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