A free-ranging conversation looking at some of the issues confronting the US and the UK in the coming months and years with Bill Sharon of SORMS and Michael Hampton of GEI. Bill’s Blog. NB Erratum: Bill Sharon points out his (small) error regarding the ranking of the education system in the US. The US are 37th in healthcare, not education. The UPI report of 2008 ranks the US 18th out of 36. The US was number 1 30 years ago.