Automation isn’t a threat to our economy

Will robots take my job?’ is a frequently asked question today. So frequent, in fact, that there is even a website – willrobotstakemyjob.com – attempting to answer precisely that question with a statistically accurate calculation. It suggests that a credit analyst, for example, is running a 98 per cent chance of being computerised, while an editor at […]

We should consider increasing private policing

Last month, the Daily Mail newspaper in the United Kingdom published a viral story about a private police force which has proven to be very effective. The company, TM Eye, is lead by former Scotland Yard senior officers, and has a conviction rate of 100 per cent. The key: this police force has been taking on offences […]

N’ayant pas peur de l’automatisation!

La généralisation de l’automatisation s’accompagne (de manière prévisible) d’une peur accrue de ses effets. Un certain nombre de politiciens préconise même de taxer les robots, afin de compenser la perte d’emplois concomitante. Cependant, la réalité montre que l’inquiétude est infondée.

The angrier your taxi driver is, the better

The temper tantrums thrown by taxi drivers around the world, when it comes to ride-sharing services such as Uber or Lyft, is indicative of a dying monopoly. If your taxi driver wasn’t angry at the gig economy, then something would be wrong.

Libéralisation du rail: vive la concurrence!

Ces derniers jours, le gouvernement a précisé les modalités de l’ouverture à la concurrence du rail en France. A partir de 2020, les lignes TER et TGV seront ouvertes à la concurrence pour les entreprises privées. C’est une bonne nouvelle pour les consommateurs qui vont pouvoir avoir le choix !

Bus market liberalisation is a win for everyone

One of the principles of the EU’s common transport policy is the freedom to provide services in the field of transport. This freedom includes access to international transport markets for all EU carriers without discrimination on grounds of nationality or place of establishment. The second Mobility Pack is encouraging the liberalisation the inter-city bus market […]

Freie Fahrt für Busse in Europa: Die EU-Kommission glaubt an das deutsche Modell

Die Europäische Kommission hat einen Vorschlag zur Liberalisierung des europäischen Intercity-Busmarktes vorgelegt. Im Mobilitätspaket der Kommission wird den Busunternehmen die Möglichkeit gegeben, zwischen den Städten Fahrten über 100 Kilometer zu organisieren. Dieser Schritt folgt einem Beschluss des Verkehrsrates vom Februar letzten Jahres und einem noch früheren Vorstoß der Kommission für die Liberalisierung vor vier Jahren.