Blog Review 900


Remittances are thought to be the saviour of many a poor country. But what are they actually spent upon?

Why nationalised banks might not be all that good an idea. For when the politicians decide what gets subsidised, who would be surprised that it is the politicians who get subsidised?

It appears that the GMC operate in a similar manner. Those who run the doctoring side of the NHS get private health care coverage?

Transparency on government spending. Yes, of course we'd like it but that doesn't mean we're going to get it.

We know that Hugo Chavez knows no economics....but would it be too much to ask him to read a history book?

Berkshire Hathaway's lost it's AAA credit rating. Surprisingly, a good thing for shareholders.

And finally, perhaps this is the real problem with the banks?