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[Video] Insulin Prices in America. What the…?!

Insulin prices in the US have gone up by 1171% over the last 20 years. Patients pay half, insurance companies pay half- and they employ a middle man to negotiate the price down and prevent price rises. So, how has this price increase happened? Craig Bonthron tells us...

Correlated Confusion

Edinburgh was host to the Ethical Finance Conference last week where Nicola Sturgeon, Craig Bonthron and other famous names presented. One of the panels discussed ESG data issues and the misconceptions that the market has with ESG rating agencies. I found one point...

Where on earth are all the e-buses??

That’s not a rhetorical question; of the 425,000 electric buses worldwide at the beginning of the year, 421,000 were in China.So why do over 99% of electric buses reside with the Asian superpower? A lot is to do with government policy and generous subsidies handed out...

The drugs don’t work…

For the 3rd year in a row the life expectancy in the US has declined. Why? A major contributor is the opioid crisis. In the past 20 years it has claimed 400,000 lives in the US and now, in the UK and the US, the odds of dying from an opioid overdose far exceed the...

#Flightshame

The airline industry doesn't really have a plan or immediate technological solution to address its climate impact. Currently, flying accounts for only 2.4% of global CO2 emissions. The problem is passenger numbers are projected to double to 8.2 billion by 2037, and at...

Oil boycott…or not?

Oil, huh, good god What's it good for Absolutely nothing, listen to me… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpWmlRNfLck The recent drone strike on Saudi Aramco's Abqaiq oil facility caused Brent crude prices to briefly spike over 20% on anticipated short supply. In the...

#ClimateCrisis/GDP=#DIV/0!

Today we’re witnessing a global Climate Strike led primarily by children because – according to science – the future of our planet is in peril. So it’s probably a good time to ask why most of us are willing to carry on our daily lives as normal. I don’t mean to be...

‘Just call me Paul….’

I went to a conference recently where a member of one of the UK security agencies was speaking – he couldn’t give his name, no photographs were allowed, no mention on social media and he could not be further than 6 feet away from his laptop at any time. My interest...

Insulin prices in America. What the……!? (Part 2)

In last week’s blog (Part 1) we tried to answer the complex question of what is flawed with current insulin pricing system in America. But that left out one vital bit- the why. This week I want to explain why it is so dysfunctional and how the forces at play – given...

Insulin prices in America. What the……!? (Part 1)

I often struggle to come up with a title for my blogs, but other times – like this week – it’s difficult to pick between all the options. I had thought about ironically calling it “No collusion!” but you’ve probably had enough of that phrase. I considered “Because we...

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