This talk is dedicated to John Campbell. Most Saturday mornings, on Radio New Zealand, John instructs his listeners, in his very amiable style, about the evils of profits. A self-confessed “liberal leftie”, he tells us that people should come before profits.
Tony Blair’s new plan for reforming Britain’s National Health Service includes features of the Stockholm model including payment of facilities by results, the purchaser/provider split where both private and public suppliers compete to provide services as well as more consumer information.
California’s deregulated power industry, in which producers can sell electricity for whatever the traffic will bear, was supposed to deliver cheaper, cleaner power.
Andrei Illarionov, the maverick leading Russia’s newest economic revolution, says the IMF has bungled the country’s free-market reforms long enough
This backgrounder compares and contrasts provincial public administration expenditure patterns across Canada with a special focus on Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Statistics Canada defines public administration in the following way: “This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in activities of a governmental nature, that is, the enactment and judicial interpretation of laws and their pursuant regulations, and the administration of programs based on them.”
The Manitoba government spends almost 20% more per capita on health care than the rest of Canada. If per capita spending was at the Canadian average it would spend about $500 million less than it presently does.
The Kremlin’s top economics mind and President Putin’s chief advisor interviewed by the Frontier Centre.