Ensuring that we do not stifle innovation, while legislating for robust consumer protections, is the crux of what policymakers should be looking to achieve.
Nevertheless, tax alone won’t solve our challenge. Instead we must reshape the high street experience – as we’re starting to do in the West Midlands.
Put harshly, it can be the ideology of the free-rider, the citizen who neglects the demands of citizenship.
Though in many ways the Amish are deliberately narrowing down their options, in doing so they gain choices that outsiders don’t have.