Blog Review 657


Not the most stunning discovery: yes, incentives matter, even in maternity wards. What would of course be stunning is if more people understood this point.

This argument applies to just about any bright plan cooked up over a wet weekend by just about any politician.

Good to see that a point made here often enough is getting further airplay: to charge income tax to people who will then get tax credits is simply insane.

Another point various of us have made recently: what the world needs is more speculators.

It's not so much what if politicians pandered to economists: could we just start by getting them to listen to them?

This might sound a little odd, and it's not certain that it is actually legal. But it does seem to work in cleaning up a housing estate.

And finally, much fun to be had with Photoshop.