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drbev

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  1. If doctors lived in a bubble, perhaps. But they are also humans with skills that do prove useful in other branches of life, so unlikely that their pay could be cut by that much. Also a university education in Medicine costs more than one in English, for example. Rationing healthcare also has the effect of reducing demand, which is why the NHS is so cost effective despite its huge inefficiencies, and why healthcare in the US costs so so much. Went on Linkedin the other day to see how my cohort from medical school are doing. Interesting to see how many had left medicine and seem to be doing qui
  2. Things are and have always been more complicated than that. When Romans conquered a new area, people in the new lands had rights to become citizens and serve the system. To the extent that you could even become emperor. Rome endured because of its system. The empire was a system, not a nationalist or ethnic project, to such an extent that they even moved the capital to Istanbul when the empire required it. The difference then was that some of them would end up in servitude, who could do many of the menial tasks and hard work. The current migration of Syrians is secondary to the utter destruct
  3. You mean like the whites who emigrated to north America and kicked out the natives from their own land?
  4. I don't think they'll be rostered for 80 hours a week on average. It will be for an average of 48 hours a week within those hours (of course, how that translates for them in reality, given the recruitment and retention issues caused by the whole debacle, and the increased numbers of saturday and sunday clinics and operating lists, is another matter.) The contract is on the NHS employers website but periodically gets 'revisions' to confuse the doctors and the public and muddy the waters.
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