Earlier this year, China’s government announced another bold move to ease traffic congestion and reduce carbon emissions: the authorities want 60% of all motor-vehicle use in towns and cities to be public transportation, and the government in Beijing is urging regional governments to use more zero-emission and alternative-energy vehicles.
Speaker Blog from The London Speaker Bureau
The easyJet flight to London was only slightly delayed by snow. Still, I took advantage of the opportunity to push ahead of other impatient passengers and settle down to read the recent book by American philosopher Michael Sandel, What Money Can’t Buy. I had paid easyJet €12 for the privilege of speedy boarding.
Here we are in a world that is far faster, chaotic, and reactionary than just five years ago. Where is it going in the long term? No one knows! In fact it is hard to see the short term with any certainty.