Kristian Niemietz
26 June 2015

As an undergraduate student, I spent an Erasmus semester in a small town in Spain. During a flat viewing, the landlady who showed me around pointed at the microwave in the kitchen, and said: ‘...
David S. D'Amato
13 May 2013
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Americans are little more than half a year away from full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (‘Obamacare’). Small businesses are fretting, wondering how they will carry the new...
Len Shackleton
19 April 2013

  It was interesting to read in The Times this week that many American companies which offer health insurance are fining employees who do not maintain their weight below a certain...
Richard Wellings
10 February 2010

The pioneers of Britain’s welfare state may have had good intentions. By founding the National Health Service (NHS) in 1948, they hoped to improve access to treatment for the poor. But, more...
Kristian Niemietz
19 August 2009

A new word has recently entered the English language: Obamacare. It does not yet appear in any dictionary, probably because nobody yet knows its precise meaning. But judging from the proposals...
Philip Booth
3 September 2008

The prevailing Western NGO view of how we should solve problems such as lack of health and education provision in very poor countries is that we expect the government to provide or finance such...