There’s a very lucid and internally coherent column in today’s Guardian from Larry Elliott entitled Edwardian Summer, drawing parallels between today’s economic stuggles (oil prices, flexiblility, worker backlash etc.) and the period pre-1914, the first era of globalisation. You have to take what Elliott says with a pinch of salt – his opposition to the Euro is well know for example. Further, his column is effectively a stream of criticism and proposes little in the way of solutions. It’s well worth 10 minutes of your time to consider his arguments.
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Whether SJ has enough staff to run these, and whether Trafikverket messes it all up with late engineering works remains to be seen… but we can hope! 😊 #CrossBorderRail
#CrossBorderRail improvements in Scandinavia are due in December @jonworth. SJ's path requests for three new daily high-speed trains Oslo-Stockholm have been successful. Speed still not high but frequency, timetable and better quality trains will make it much more competitive. https://twitter.com/HSchlaupitz/status/1544400965444550656