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Ralph Buckle
30 June 2010
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Once again the issue of university funding has reared its head. As is often the case, the government has turned to an independent review for a solution. And as with a lot of reviews of this nature,...
Kristian Niemietz
29 June 2010
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Some of the old video recorders made in the 1980s had an annoying kink: they could not hold the freeze frame mode for long. Shortly after pressing the pause button, they would automatically switch...
Gary S. Becker
28 June 2010
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The 19th Annual IEA Hayek Memorial Lecture, given by Professor Gary Becker on 17 June 2010:
Kristian Niemietz
25 June 2010
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From the moment Frank Field raised doubts about the validity of relative poverty measures, the outrage industry has been up in arms against him. The poverty enquiry which Field will conduct for the...
Kevin Dowd
24 June 2010
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By far the best contribution to the parliamentary debate on the Emergency Budget was by the MP for Wycombe, Steve Baker. Using impeccable analysis and respected (ONS and Bank for International...
Philip Booth
24 June 2010
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Richard Teather
23 June 2010
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Over the next year or so the question of which countries best survived the bust is likely to be a major source of argument. Supporters of high taxes are already pointing to predictions...
Dan Osborne
22 June 2010
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The coalition government has spoken of emulating Canada’s success in enacting austerity measures. They should go Canadian, but it is important that they grasp all aspects of the Canadian...
Richard D. North
21 June 2010
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Here are three propositions which may be true of BP and the fatal Macondo blow out and oil spill. I hope they are and anyway they suggest that at this moment we know little about what BP did and...
Ruth Porter
21 June 2010
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George Osborne has the chance to do something really radical tomorrow in his Budget statement. He must cut public spending to shore up Britain’s precarious economic situation – he has no...
Kristian Niemietz
18 June 2010
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If J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic The Lord of the Rings was re-made into a seasonable film today, it would probably look like this: The Dark Lord Sauron would be replaced by Sir Terry Leahy, while...
Richard Wellings
17 June 2010
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For perhaps only the second time in its history the IEA will feature in a comic book. The first instance was over a decade ago when Antony Fisher, IEA founder, appeared in such a publication along...
Andre Johnston Phijuntjitr
17 June 2010
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Over the past year there have been murmurings of expansive new proposals for a global reserve currency to replace the long suffering, yet still hegemonic, dollar. One such proposal has been the...
Terry Arthur
16 June 2010
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" You’re gouging on your prices If you charge more than the rest But it’s unfair competition If you think you can charge less! A second point that we would make, To help...
Philip Booth
15 June 2010
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Much was made in the media of the Office for Budget Responsibility’s suggested reduction in the assumed long-term trend growth rate of the economy. It would appear from the analysis that there...
Philip Booth
15 June 2010
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Two things struck me about the OBR report published yesterday. I shall blog about the other later… The first was its treatment of public sector pensions. This is an area where the IEA has...
Fred Hansen
15 June 2010
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The Liberal Democrats have been telling us they want to “hardwire fairness back into national life.” Britain, for all its many strengths, they argue, “is still too...
Nick Silver
14 June 2010
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As we have a new government and we also have a better idea about the effects of the financial crisis on the public finances, I thought it would be worthwhile to update my 2008 paper,...
Richard Wellings
12 June 2010
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●  Mark Littlewood discusses cutting public spending on BBC Newsnight (video).   ●  Philip Booth critiques the coalition’s plans on pensions.   ●  James...
Kristian Niemietz
11 June 2010
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Swinging the axe on benefits and tax credits is no longer taboo after the coalition’s announcements that these spending areas will be scrutinised towards the end of this year. It looks as...

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