Amazon Fresh thinking?

This week’s ‘Sunday Times’ business carried an article suggesting that Amazon are still anxious to improve their presence in the UK grocery market. ‘Retail Insider’ reckons: The UK and especially Tesco will also represent the real challenge for Amazon Fresh, if it wants to become internationally accepted. If Amazon can really challenge Tesco in its… Read more

Flying solo

And now the UK has failed to negotiate its way into specific World Trade Organisation terms. Reuters says Britain signalled on Thursday that its attempt to seal terms for its post-Brexit membership of the World Trade Organization by a fast-track procedure had failed, and it must now enter negotiations which are likely to be lengthy…. Read more

Driverless cars – really?

An interesting article by Christian Wolmar, former transport correspondent of ‘The Independent’ and former Labour candidate in south London. It concerns self driving cars – and I have to say I cannot disagree with any of it. Addison Lee, a London minicab company, has effectively spotted an opportunity and now say they are going to… Read more

Really taking back control

The writer, Anthony Barnett, has a very good video on Brexit: He actually starts with neoliberalism, which, I’m paraphrasing only slightly, he maintains, has depoliticised politics and presented its outcomes as fate whilst allowing government revenues and licences to be captured for private profit. For a start, that’s a really incisive summary of neoliberalism, with… Read more

Free time and GDP

The Green Party has proposed a free time index as a better measure of the economy than GDP. Perhaps. But is childcare free time? If it is is it is often pretty hard work! And if it isn’t, then we could find that to have a beneficial free time index we mustn’t have children…. Still,… Read more