Erewhon

10th September 2012 0

In Samuel Butler’s satire, Erewhon, crime was illness and illness was criminal. In at least one small respect we have taken the book as a model and put it into practice. While in our hospitals nurses are enjoined to address patients, however old and venerable, by their first names, or even by diminutives of their first names, in our prisons … [Read on]

Bureaucratic looting continues in the NHS

10th July 2012 0

The Times of 29 January led with a story about National Health Service managers who received large redundancy payments and then found employment in the service immediately afterwards. The article was at pains to point out that the individuals involved had done nothing illegal, without fully grasping that it was the very legality of the proceedings that was their most … [Read on]

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