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Blogs by Llew Cross

  • A lesson from history for Bill Gates

    A lesson from history for Bill Gates

    | Tax
    Bill Gates would like all consumers to pay extra for products produced by robots that replace humans in the form of a tax on robots. Seems reasonable? Don’t be fooled. By levying a tax on robots of manufacturing, the cost of this tax will be passed onto the consumer through ...
  • Autonomous vehicles – the quicker they arrive on our roads, the better

    Autonomous vehicles – the quicker they arrive on our roads, the better

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    What would a world with autonomous vehicles look like?First and most importantly of all, the death toll on our roads will plummet. Why? Around 90% of accidents are caused by human error. Already new crash avoidance systems are saving lives. Autonomous vehicles remove the unpredictability of human drivers and they ...
  • Barnett formula woes demand a fiscally autonomous solution

    Barnett formula woes demand a fiscally autonomous solution

    | Economy
    Current criticisms of the Barnett formula revolve around the way the funding is distributed to the home nations. In particular, that Scotland receives around 20% more per person than in England, while politicians in Wales complain that they are being short changed. While there is a need for change to ...
  • Overregulation of the sharing economy will make us all poorer

    Overregulation of the sharing economy will make us all poorer

    | Economy
    Governmental regulation of new technologies and the attempted suppression of new competition to favour incumbent operators will make us all poorer. The booming sharing economy is bringing choice to consumers, new income streams to individuals, and incredible competition to over regulated incumbents.New technologies – through the sharing economy - have ...