Nudged in New Cross

Behaviouralist Bants So I thought Skinner was the bad guy. The really mechanistic one. Or was it Watson? Who said we are basically all the same and that our feelings and personal stories don’t really matter. That there is no such thing as experience. That we are all automatons. The one who put his daughter…

Genie in a Bottle

Davos In the third series of House of Cards, the President (played by Kevin Spacey) decides to create a New Deal-type jobs programme. A Keynesian stimulus — just like America First. This week’s Davos World Economic Forum is the perfect chance for Trump to talk up his protectionist programme: Trump’s only attending to stop President Xi…

British media prefer Marine Le Pen to Jeremy Corbyn DESPITE ALMOST IDENTICAL ECONOMIC ARGUMENTS

Rupert Murdoch prefers Marine Le Pen to Jeremy Corbyn as she is, like himself, a racist anti-EU campaigner. But if you forget about race and look at international trade and financial markets — her views are much more like Corbyn’s than Murdoch’s. She’s a protectionist. This is the same direction opportunist Theresa May is now taking when she…

Head of NHS England Simon Stevens may be prosecuted by the Department of Justice for defrauding the US taxpayer of hundreds of millions of dollars

Defrauding Families in the UK The following story about overcharging at private care homes appeared on page 2 of yesterday’s Daily Mail – before the announcement of the ‘snap election’: Similar Strategy in the US This story has many similarities to  the US Department of Justice’s investigation into US Health Insurer United Health’s pilfering of the American…

Is recent UK Care Home Fraud case similar to multimillion dollar USA fraud perpetrated by Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England?

  The following story about overcharging at private care homes appeared on page 2 of yesterday’s Daily Mail: This story has many similarities to  the US Department of Justice’s investigation into US Health Insurer United Health’s pilfering of the American public purse in its Medicaid programme. The man who ran the Medicaid programme when UnitedHealth allegedly overcharged the…

Times: Housebuilding on Greenbelt signals a return to post war tactics

The Devolution agenda: Outsource the cuts. Outsource the liability for the much needed infrastructure spend. Overrule councils if they dont do as they’re told. Otherwise give them full freedom. Freedom to get into debt. To sign LOBOs and PFI deals. And interest rate hedging products. Embedded derivatives. Swaps. Bermudans. Callable. Floating Rate Notes. Inverse Floaters….

Sadiq Khan to get same NHS powers as Manchester Mayor?

In March 2015 George Osborne handed Manchester’s unelected interim Mayor full control of its £6bn a year health budget as part of his flagship Devolution for Cities policy. .@cpeedell George Osborne signs Manchester & NHS over to Vampire Capitalists just before the 2015 Election. Sneaky. pic.twitter.com/ss01FUSBLu — Ranjan Balakumaran (@financialeyes) March 3, 2015 This gave…