Monthly Archives: March 2012

Economist: letter to editor

Having had more time to reflect on the potential seriousness of the misunderstanding of government outsourcing policy in the recent Economist article, I’ve been moved to write a letter to the editor explaining how they have got it wrong.

I’ve no idea whether they will publish it or not, but just in case, it’s here: Economist letterRead more

The Economist gets it wrong

Yesterday the Economist posted an article http://www.economist.com/node/21550290, that argued that an old-style reversion to outsourcing was currently occurring in public services, in a manner reminiscent of Thatcher’s transferral of services and assets to the private sector.

I believe this article portrays a dangerously simplistic account of what may be occurring, and posted the following comment on the Economist site:

This article has it wrong.

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