The NHS is in crisis. That’s not just because of money. It’s also because its management structure is hopelessly inappropriate and prevents the possibility of truly effective working.
Excellent, so, how do we change that management structure then?
Perhaps a near-Stalinist central bureaucracy and direct state provision isn’t the way to do things then?
After all, other places do things differently and don’t appear to have the same problems.
This is cute too.
I also know it is unnecessary because we can have all the money we need to pay for the services we require. That’s because in an economy where there are people to do jobs that are not being done, which is the prospect we face in all the situations I describe, it is simply not possible to say that there is not enough money to pay.
With an unemployment rate of 4.2% we’ve an excess, a surplus, of skilled labour, have we?
And if a government deficit simply represents new money injected into the economy to facilitate the growth in things that need doing then, within reason, deficits are not an issue to worry about. And they can be controlled at will in any case by simply charging more tax, where the footballing equivalent was introducing the offside rule.
This is different from Old Labour’s high tax, high spend, economy how?
Well, obviously, it isn’t, is it? It’s that same old Keynesian demand management, using tax (something paid in arrears note) as the management instrument. Didn’t work last time, it’ll work this time because reasons.