Waste is worth its weight in gold

2008-07-28 00:00

“Sir, it is customary, before a prime minister leaves for a G8 conference, as you are at this time, to give the nation what could be described as pearls of wisdom. A statement from you, which reflects the nation’s needs and priorities, as you perceive them.”

Waste, in one guise or another, is possibly the single biggest cause of economic recession, yet governments and think-tanks continue to ignore the fact, preferring always to deal with symptoms rather than causes.

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