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Why reinvent the wheel?

Why reinvent the wheel?

Rebecca Harding and Marc Cowling
01 January 2003

The United Kingdom, according to HM Treasury and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) publications, has a productivity problem. If we closed this gap, the rhetoric goes, every person in the country would be £6,000 a year better off. Why reinvent the wheel? just work harder, work smarter and we will become wealthier and more fulfilled in one fell swoop.

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