Opinionomics | 29 May 2012

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring the return of pasties.

New Statesman
Greggs must be happy about their pasties. Photograph: Getty Images

1. What views can you hold about Spain? (Marginal Revolution)

Tyler Cowen lists all the possible positions one can take on the Spanish situation.

2. The IMF on UK macroeconomic policy: Part 2 (Financial Times)

Martin Wolf asks: Is it the case that greater flexibility on fiscal policy, to support demand, might destroy the UK government’s credibility, with disastrous results? Martin Wolf answers: No.

3. What a joke as pasty-faced Chancellor is forced to eat humble pie and bin plans for a pasty tax (Telegraph)

Ian Cowie on pies, pasties and populism.

4. From NHS to the national Serco service (Guardian)

Jacqueline Davis is concerned about the more pernicious effects of privatisation in the NHS.

5. Shareholder spring? It was just a cynical attempt to keep Vince Cable at bay (Independent)

Companies should put some of the money they give to their executives back where it belongs... in the pockets of shareholders, writes James Moore.