RE: [Histonet] Whole Slide Imaging[Scanned]

From:"Rogerson Kemlo (ELHT) Pathology"

I'm sure you are correct but the initial bargaining went wrong when we sent an upper class twit with an attitude to the negotiating table; so I'm told.

Never understood why we have less disposable earnings than the Americans AND everything costs more.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Bryan Llewellyn
Sent: 03 August 2005 17:25
To: Histonet
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Whole Slide Imaging[Scanned]

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rogerson Kemlo (ELHT) Pathology" 

"we in the UK tend to have to pay 1 for $1 and I don't know why; History 
Channel told me it was about 'lend lease' and some unfair bargaining after 
the 2nd World War by the Americans; is that true?"

When I was growing up in North London in the 50's and early 60's, the excuse 
for high prices was "we still have the debt from the first world war".  I'm 
sure that in negotiations after WW2, the US bargained for its own national 
interest, as did the US (and Canada, and France, and .......).  However, I 
don't think British economic policy has much to do with what happened during 
negotiations over who won the war 60 years ago, pre-EU.

I suspect the real reason for British pound for dollar costs is commercial 
greed and taxes.  Commercial greed is otherwise known as pricing according 
to "what the market will bear", or "gouge the buggers for every penny 
they've got".  As for taxes, well... bureaucracy costs and the UK has one 
hell of a bureaucracy from what I recall before I emigrated.

Bryan Llewellyn 

Histonet mailing list

Histonet mailing list

<< Previous Message | Next Message >>