Monthly Archives: January 2011

31.01.11

The PFI (private finance initiative) saga continues.  Francis Maude (Conservative minister) says that many PFI deals are ‘ghastly’.  You will recall that the pre-1997 Conservative government introduced PFI, and that Labour promised at that time to abolish it.  The 1997-2010 … Continue reading

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20.01.11

I’ve always been fascinated by the fact that some industries create their markets, and others respond to markets they have played little if any part in forming.  It’s not as clear-cut as that, and there is a great deal of … Continue reading

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18.01.11

The year started for me with a virus – of the respiratory not cybernetic variety.  Hence a period of no doubt welcome silence on this blog.  I trust 2011 started better for you – and that it will continue good … Continue reading

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