49 thoughts on “The ultimate non-response response?

  1. You get the feeling that the hawkish state LN/P governments are just a dry run for the possibly forthcoming Abbott federal L/NP, preparing to pounce on Swan’s mother of all budget black holes. Time to rev up teachers, nurses and construction unions.

  2. You get the feeling that the hawkish state LN/P governments are just a dry run for the possibly forthcoming Abbott federal L/NP, preparing to pounce on Swan’s mother of all budget black holes. Time to rev up teachers, nurses and construction unions.

  3. The wisdom of Campbell Newman, from JQ’s link:

    “Bottom line is, if you ring the number because the house is on fire, the fire brigade will turn up. If you’ve got a problem and you need police, the police will turn up, if you go to a hospital there’ll be nurses and doctors to look after you.

    Of course, the last thing on the mind of this trusting patient is the state of the vast, complex and expensive infrastructure that in a modern health system enables the work of these doctors and nurses.

    Ignorance is bliss until the patient finds herself whiling away many hours on a corridor gurney. That’s why it is convenient to believe in Newman’s cheerful platitudes, until it is too late.

  4. The wisdom of Campbell Newman, from JQ’s link:

    “Bottom line is, if you ring the number because the house is on fire, the fire brigade will turn up. If you’ve got a problem and you need police, the police will turn up, if you go to a hospital there’ll be nurses and doctors to look after you.

    Of course, the last thing on the mind of this trusting patient is the state of the vast, complex and expensive infrastructure that in a modern health system enables the work of these doctors and nurses.

    Ignorance is bliss until the patient finds herself whiling away many hours on a corridor gurney. That’s why it is convenient to believe in Newman’s cheerful platitudes, until it is too late.

  5. SATP: the other thing that bureaucrats do is design and implement public health and subacute programs so that the demand for doctors, nurses and hospital beds is less acute (pun intended).

  6. SATP: the other thing that bureaucrats do is design and implement public health and subacute programs so that the demand for doctors, nurses and hospital beds is less acute (pun intended).

  7. “We want local boards to engage in strategies that produce more efficient outcomes.”

    Suppose the only strateg to achieve ‘more efficient outcomes’ in a ‘full information economy’ is to remove the local boards. Would this be feasible in a ‘bounded rational economy’?

  8. “We want local boards to engage in strategies that produce more efficient outcomes.”

    Suppose the only strateg to achieve ‘more efficient outcomes’ in a ‘full information economy’ is to remove the local boards. Would this be feasible in a ‘bounded rational economy’?

  9. Looking at Prof Q’s Conclusions, one of my conclusions is that he hasn’t mastered the Keep with Next formatting option in Word, resulting in widows and orphans.

  10. Looking at Prof Q’s Conclusions, one of my conclusions is that he hasn’t mastered the Keep with Next formatting option in Word, resulting in widows and orphans.

  11. @Ernestine Gross

    Why not more ambitious “wants” if wants is all that is required fo “efficient outcomes”? Swords into ploughshares anyone? Why not “want” the outcomes from unpaid six year old kids? Same desired outcome, simply delivered cheaper (assuming that is).

  12. @Ernestine Gross

    Why not more ambitious “wants” if wants is all that is required fo “efficient outcomes”? Swords into ploughshares anyone? Why not “want” the outcomes from unpaid six year old kids? Same desired outcome, simply delivered cheaper (assuming that is).

  13. The Critique of the Audit Commission is well written and have revealed the absurd practice used by the Audit Commission to reach the figure they want. In my opinion, they are not even trying to defend themselves because they are betting on the general public to not read the paper, so they can hide what they are actually doing.

  14. The Critique of the Audit Commission is well written and have revealed the absurd practice used by the Audit Commission to reach the figure they want. In my opinion, they are not even trying to defend themselves because they are betting on the general public to not read the paper, so they can hide what they are actually doing.

  15. John, I’ve read your review cover to cover a couple of times – an excellent and useful document – and I’m now distributing far and wide!

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