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A Successful National Health Service

Type: ReportsWritten by Nick Bosanquet | Friday 26 November 1999

The NHS should enter into a range of partnerships and agreements and should commission services from private and voluntary providers.

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Public, Private and People

Type: ReportsWritten by ASI Staff | Friday 26 November 1999

Despite a supportive government and half a century of above inflation inflation increases, the National Health Service is still under strain. In the past few weeks alone, doctors have critised it for long waiting times, diagnostic mistakes and it's poor record of treating heart disease, cancer and other serious diseases. Everyone accepts that we need to upgrade ond modernise Uk healthcare. But to do that most effectively we must develop a wider involvement in the process, with real partnerships between the NHS, the private sector and the patients themselves.

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Urban Road Pricing

Type: ReportsWritten by ASI Staff | Friday 26 November 1999

A series of factsheets that examine the need, and methods of implementation, for urban road user charging.

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Making corporate control work

Type: Think PiecesWritten by Anonymous | Saturday 01 January 2000

Amongst the events that predictably lead to demands for government action are business failures and corporate scandals. Demands for government action to improve corporate governance are, however, based on a dual mistake. They wrongly presuppose that the problems have been caused by a lack of sufficient regulation, and they erroneously assume that government regulation can make things better.
 

The Paradox of 'Affordable' Housing

Type: Think PiecesWritten by Daniel Moylan | Saturday 01 January 2000

1. The current consensus

Who, what, and why?

A recent note from the House of Commons Library suggests that there is really no argument about the need for affordable housing. It states: "The provision of affordable housing is viewed as a fundamental component of sustainable development."
 

Two Thousand Days of Nothing Very Much - Labour’s performance in office

Type: Think PiecesWritten by Dr Madsen Pirie | Saturday 01 January 2000

In her first 2,000 days Margaret Thatcher changed the world. She privatized state industries, lowered taxes, deregulated the economy, and tamed the unions. The miners were conquered at home, the Falklands liberated abroad. By late 1984, after decades of decline, Britain was back and booming.
 

Life in the Hot Lane

Type: Think PiecesWritten by Anonymous | Saturday 01 January 2000

Cambridgeshire proposes to convert the 23-km disused St. Ives to Cambridge rail line to a "guided busway", open only to specially-equipped buses.
 

Roads and Congestion

Type: Think PiecesWritten by Anonymous | Saturday 01 January 2000

Road space is an asset like any other. Users should be charged for using it, at the point of consumption. That means a system of road congestion pricing, rather than the mixture of vehicle and fuel taxes that we have at present.
 

Don't stop the bus

Type: Think PiecesWritten by Anonymous | Saturday 01 January 2000

The humble bus is still responsible for more passenger journeys than any other form of public transport, but years of state control and neglect led to people abandoning it by the carriageload.

Price Roads! Cut Taxes!

Type: Think PiecesWritten by Anonymous | Saturday 01 January 2000

Why we need road pricing

The Adam Smith Institute has long supported road pricing as the best way of paying for the scarce resource that is road space - a particularly scarce resource in many towns and cities at around 8.30 in the morning and 5.30 at night.
 

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