Free money for demons enables demons to kill and torture freely. Free money to corporations enables corporations to focus solely on pleasing the shareholders.
QT forces corporations to seek PROFIT, which means they must try to improve their products and improve the life of their workers. Since 2008 all automakers have been producing the same ugly box, festooned with the same useless computer crap that depends on a long and delicate chain of manufacturers and WiFi updates. When China broke the chain, the manufacturers still didn’t change their design. Now they seem to be opening up their vision a bit.
A similar QE—>QT flip happened in 1932. During the 20s all carmakers produced the same ugly box because they could. After 1932 they had to invent and improve, so they did.
Uber has announced some truly creative vehicle projects, which might stand a chance of success because Uber already owns the relevant legislators and regulators.
The company is working with manufacturers on vehicles optimized for city use, ferrying passengers and deliveries. For ride-sharing, that includes cars with lower top speeds and with seating areas where passengers can face each other.
Face each other? Not exactly new in an electric car!
More to the point, pre-1954 NYC taxis were required to have jump seats for ‘double date’ passenger seating.
Electric vehicles for city delivery? Not new! Common in 1915, more or less the default replacement for horses.
Here’s an especially cute one:
Uncanny Valley alert! It’s a car! No, it’s a garage! No, it’s an owl! No, it’s a porch swing!
The batteries were under the driver’s seat, and the front compartment opened in front to hold packages. Reminds me of pedal-powered trikes often used by food vendors. You can imagine a sort of mini-kitchen on the front. The driver would stop, step forward into the serving area, and sell ice cream or hot dogs or vegetables over the front counter.