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The five must-read blogs from today, on plutocrats, the Lib Dems and the NHS.

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1. Choosing office over power has destroyed the Lib Dems

The Lib Dems have chosen to be a party of government rather than one of influence, writes Kevin Meagher at Labour Uncut.

2. Prices and plutocrats

Economic statistics are a peculiarly boring subgenre of science fiction, says Paul Krugman – extremely useful, but not absolute truth.

3. Inequality, unrest and adaptive preferences

Stumbling and Mumbling's Chris Dillow questions whether greater inequality in fact leads to more social unrest.

4. So, Mr Cameron, who backs your NHS reforms? Erm . . .

Downing Street can only name five organisations that support its NHS reforms (and even they have doubts), reports Left Foot Forward''s Shamik Das.

5. Why we don't agree with Nick (and nor do you)

Next Left's Sunder Katwala looks at new polling evidence that voters on both left and right place Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats at the opposite end of the political spectrum to themselves.