Role of Government

Will the Winter Storms Wash Away the Harsher Austerity Cuts and Job Losses?

John Tizard | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Politics
John Tizard

These storms and their aftermath could and should be a catalyst for a major change in government's plans for revenue and capital expenditure. There is an urgent need for investment in repair and restoration work as well as longer-term flood and coastal protection infrastructure. Inevitably, this requires government-led revenue expenditure and capital investment.

Why Can't Companies Have 'Social' as Well as 'Limited' Liability?

Hugh Salmon | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

In today's free market economy, there has to be a role of government whereby the principles of competition and improved customer delivery, particularly in the public services, are defined and refined for the greater good of society as a whole - and that part-owned private companies can be structured to be liable to perform to this greater good.

How the Banks Can Save the NHS

Hugh Salmon | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

Don't worry about 'competition' in the NHS. Just invite commercial operations to tender for the business and, in return, demand a piece of the action.

Role of Government in a Capitalist Society

Hugh Salmon | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

I cannot believe our politicians have only just realised that the role of government in a capitalist society is the most fundamental problem they need to solve.