Newsletter Online October 2009

Issue no. 147

This provides links to selected items from issue no.147, October 2009. It is part of a continuing project to make available selected material from issues before no.156, January 2012.

Feature

A Controversial Correspondence
In the July Newsletter Ray Rees’s ‘Letter from Germany’ reported and commented on a recent debate in Germany about the appropriate training for economic policy-makers. As he explains below, these comments sparked further controversy. Ray asks: ‘Does this debate have a resonance outside Germany?’

Correspondence

Letter from America - Reforming US Healthcare
In this timely letter, Angus Deaton reviews the prospects for reform to the US health care system — and warns us not to expect too much too soon.

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