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Lee Drutman writes: The organizations that are most likely to be the winners in the modern policymaking process are those that:•  are able to lobby on multiple issues over multiple years;•  can pay the increasingly high price...

The Polluter Pays Principle (PPP) says simply that those who pollute the environment must pay for the damage they have caused. The idea originated in the 1970s when members of OECD countries sought a means by which pollution control costs would be...

The 'Economist' writes about the direction in which our economies appear to be heading: briefly, the concentration of business into fewer big companies: The share of GDP generated by America’s 100 biggest companies rose from about 33% in 1994 to...

New world disorder

on Sep 15, 2016 in: peace

Walter Russel Mead writes about the world we actually live in:The problem isn’t that the goals of the liberal internationalists are bad goals. They are excellent goals: no war, the spread of democracy and human rights, limits on weapons of mass d...

The Economist looks at the UK's National Health ServiceA better model [than the NHS]would be to give health providers a budget based on the population they serve, and pay them according to their ability to meet targets of better public health. Thi...

My 27 August post pointed out the advantages of making Social Impact Bonds tradeable. In other words, of issuing Social Policy Bonds rather than SIBs. Why then have Social Policy Bonds, to my knowledge, not yet been issued? One reason is that Social...

I haven't read The Moral Economy: Why good incentives are no substitute for good citizens, by Samuel Bowles, but I have read reviews. Mr Bowles points out that, in some circumstances, monetary incentives alone cannot make people behave as we should w...







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