Public spending can have more benevolent consequences than some ministers dared to realise in 2010, writes Steve Richards. They realise it now.
2. Hugo Chávez: an unfinished revolution (Guardian)
The truth is that there was indeed something of greatness about Chávez, says a Guardian editorial.
3. Hugo Chávez - an era of grand political illusion comes to an end (Independent)
Chávez leaves a Venezuela crippled by poverty, violence and crime, says an Independent editorial.
4. Sir David Nicholson doesn't deserve to be hounded out (Daily Telegraph)
The NHS boss could not have known what was happening on the ground during the Mid Staffs hospital crisis, says Sue Cameron.
5. Let's build more homes - who wouldn't vote for that? (Guardian)
Politicians are trying to dodge it, but the way to heal our warped housing market is to invest for the public benefit again, says Zoe Williams.
6. Welcome signs of life from Chilcot (Independent)
This week provided a rare and fleeting glimpse this week of what the Chilcot report on Iraq might produce, says an Independent editorial.
7. It’s plain what George Osborne needs to do – so just get on and do it (Daily Telegraph)
The politics are tricky, but the Budget must confront some hard economic choices, writes Jeremy Warner.
8. No formula can better a mother’s milk (Financial Times)
Children across Asia are being denied the incalculable benefits of breastfeeding, writes David Pilling.
9. The US was midwife to Comandante Chávez (Times) (£)
Venezuela’s message is that all people desire liberty, dignity and democracy, writes David Aaronovitch. Treat them as you would be treated.
10. Billionaire’s club has become less exclusive (Financial Times)
Those yearning for recognition of their wealth should consider giving their riches away, writes John Gapper.