Public service greed

If true, and there is no reason to suppose it is not, even though I read it in the newspapers, the lead story in today’s Telegraph is every bit as good a reason to refuse to pay the licence fee  as that advanced by Charles Moore in both  the same paper and in his weekly Spectator column. Jonathan Ross may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but he has talent, and people continue to watch and enjoy his show.

A stark contrast to the greedy opportunists who run the BBC.

How others see us

Somewhat late a comment on the article Meet the rich some weeks ago in The Guardian, which John Malpas posted about in early August, and in particular on the description of the group of lawyers and bankers interviewed,

technically able but less intelligent, less intellectually inquisitive, less knowledgeable and, despite their good schools, less broadly educated than high-flyers in other professions.

Whether or not this is true (and my experience is that this is not the case), what we should be worried about is the perception that people have about the law and lawyers. This is an age old problem, but one we cannot just shrug off.

On a slightly different tack, but worth the read, see Matthew Taylor’s Greed is good, but only in its place, in his eponymous RSA blog.