“It is now evident, however, that cost-cutting has played a part in the utterly inadequate roll-out of smart motorway features. That has put lives at risk.”
Grahame Morris MP for Easington
The news that the smart mobile network 5G’s roll-out is not happening within ten miles of airports follows on from our May 2019 Gadgets & Gizmos, drawing attention to its implementation being stalled by lamp-posts. Meanwhile, a hold has been placed on the roll-out of ‘smart motorways’ due to the high rate of fatalities, and the danger they pose to motorists.
The more inter-connected we become, the more risk we are exposed to. Increasingly, we don't seem to evaluate innovations adequately at the development stage: it's more a matter of ‘whoops, that doesn't work after all’.
So please READ ON .. as this week we call for more study and research before we launch new ideas. One such new idea is to call time on the BBC licence fee, and we join the discussion to ask for a root and branch review to move to a structure more appropriate for today's broadcasting.
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There’s lots of variety in our programming this week: This Is Money interviews the new dragon in Dragon’s Den, The Bigger Picture brings you last Wednesday’s action-packed Prime Minister’s Question Time, The Financial Outlook features a Sustain:Social panel session on impact and ESG investing. Meanwhile Adam Cox brings you two Modern Mindsets, on new divorce laws and local pharmacies, and a hypnotic session designed for using good reminiscences for a positive future. Plus, there’s that Gadgets & Gizmos episode on 5G and lamp-posts, a re-visit of our documentary movie review and two new episodes of Motley Fool Money.
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Egalitarian Capitalism is an alternative to socialism which, while fostering and encouraging enterprise for all, acts to involve and empower people right across society and especially the young.