Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Economics
Passporting after Brexit

Passporting after Brexit

The idea: That the UK Government should pay into the EU budget (post-Brexit) in exchange for the continuation of the right enjoyed by British banks to operate unencumbered throughout the European Union.

The four-day work week

The four-day work week

The idea: Allow (and encourage) employees to work four 10 hour days each week as opposed to five 8 hour days.

Sport
The NBA’s playoff problem

The NBA’s playoff problem

The world of sport is replete with absurdities, but right now the NBA is suffering from one the biggest and…

Time is up on the 3pm Blackout rule

Time is up on the 3pm Blackout rule

This might sound strange now, but the NFL was once terrified of television. Decades before the League ascended to become…

The Atlantic Football League

The Atlantic Football League

The idea  A new European soccer league consisting of teams from Portugal, Holland, Scotland, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. There would be…

A Single Governing Body for Boxing

A Single Governing Body for Boxing

The idea: Replace boxing’s current four sanctioning bodies with a single international governing body for the sport (similar to the UFC). The body – which could be known as the International World Boxing Commission – would issue one world title per division.

Tech
A Manhattan Project on AI

A Manhattan Project on AI

The idea: To guard against the emergence uncontrolled and hostile Artificial Intelligence by forming a Manhattan Project-like research and development operation centred on ensuring that AI is developed in ways consistent human longevity.

Building HS3 before HS2

Building HS3 before HS2

The idea: To build a high-speed rail link in the north of England (HS3) prior to the construction of the planned HS2 which will link London to England’s northern cities.