I have complained here about the poor quality of Britain’s houses and a lack of taste in carpets. But there are decent British designers – take Jonathan Ive, the inventor of the iPod for example. Now the government is starting to get interested and hope that better investment in design of manufactured products will give the UK economy the boost it needs. This column by Larry Elliott explains the argument. Apparently 2/3 of the UK’s R&D is in pharmaceuticals and aerospace, and 1/16 of UK students study design… Quite incredible.
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I've only once before encountered this - in Thailand
Where having a ticket for a stop *further* than the one you are going to was not able to be used if you got off earlier...
This is pretty weird if you think about it. But weird pricing means weird enforcement I suppose!
@Card5hark @jonworth Hi there. Advance tickets are only available for select journeys/routes in limited numbers. Additionally these tickets wouldn't permit getting off a stop earlier, they're fixed and you must travel on the set train from your origin to your destination. ^Alex.S
Also this is not dissimilar to the increasing % of the UK population showing Settler behaviour that @campaignstrat has observed.
1/ Thread on understanding the authoritarian disposition:
The authoritarian mindset is present in ~33% of the population, split roughly equally between right and left.
It is 50% inheritable, 50% from other factors.