In presentation, John Graunt' 1662 pamphlet & analysis of the records of deaths bore a similarity to today’s spreadsheets. The accuracy of death data has since improved, but not everywhere.
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The government’s latest spending review sets out extra funding for the NHS in England - a real increase of just 0.1% for 2015/16. But is it really real?
Recent calls for removing the ringfence around NHS spending may meet significant public resistance.
John Appleby, Chief Economist at The King's Fund, talks to Pieria about facts and misunderstandings in the UK's health care reform debate.
It's possible that a society of educated people is likely to be more cultured and scientific-minded than one of non-graduates, and this should have positive externalities in the form of better political discourse and higher culture. There is, however, little evidence of this in practice.
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Lowly valued, yes, but oil and gas businesses lack one key thing. Cash - http://t.co/wnM4wNF2Z7
RT @Frances_Coppola: New CC post: Krugman, Bowman and the monetary financing of governments http://t.co/qw7HA6RXwV a response to @s8mb @obo…
Is Rising Inequality Helping Right Wing Politicians? - by @azizonomics http://t.co/6zQLejtKKm
Be careful what you wish for, Mr. Cameron - by @Frances_Coppola http://t.co/NPWSdkB2jS
The Next Affluent Society - by @tomstreithorst http://t.co/tBUdq1lq4A