A few Friday readings: why don’t we come up with truly new ways of solving issues that have been with us for ages?

  • Prescribe heroin to addicts? [I think we should find a way of bringing drugs under state control along the lines of alcohol]
  • Remove chuggers from our streets? [I’d pay a charity to not have them on the streets, but they must have a reasonable success rate otherwise why would they be there?]
  • Pay a penny for email to avoid spam? [As the comments say, it wouldn’t be long until spammers had worked out how to spoof the stamps, or to spoof the acceptance mechanisms]