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The test of an organisational structure is not how it handles success but how it copes when things go wrong.
Ethics are about what to do when good behaviour and profitable business are not necessarily the same thing.
One of the paradoxes of modern business is that firms have never had so little need of capital or so much involvement with capital markets.
A small fraction of the ingenuity devoted to the construction of complex financial instruments that no one should want could advantageously be applied to the construction of less complex instruments that meet the needs of the Big Society.
The benefit of road improvements is principally the reduced time and strain on private motorists, not the economic advantages to road transport operators: that lesson should influence the way we plan our road networks. Fast roads for light traffic are much cheaper to build than superhighways.