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Len Shackleton
30 March 2010
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If clubs make a hash of things it should be no business of ministers When politicians interfere in sport it’s the mark of a Middle Eastern dictator with psychopathic sons or a Soviet bloc...
Sam Collins
29 March 2010
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One part of Alastair Darling’s Budget that appears to have received little attention from the media is his plan for a “Credit Adjudication Service“. This new body, it appears, will...
Mark Littlewood
29 March 2010
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The current flirtation of the main political parties with cuts cannot hope to solve Britain’s financial problems. We need to take dramatic action and make substantial structural changes over...
Richard Wellings
28 March 2010
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●  Philip Booth suggests it is not “morally bankrupt” to oppose a “Robin Hood” tax ●  Patrick Basham criticises the Department of Health’s new tobacco...
Len Shackleton
26 March 2010
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After a long and tedious winter, Spring is in the air and the daffodils are coming out. So, unfortunately, are union members. There’s strike activity in the Civil Service over pensions, on...
Philip Booth
26 March 2010
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Anthony Hilton was certainly right to call my comment about the government’s proposed green investment bank “waspish” in the Evening Standard yesterday. He also suggested that it...
Terry Arthur
26 March 2010
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This book is a must for anyone with an interest in the role of government and the extent to which it can, and does, detach itself from the purpose of serving the population over which it presides....
the IEA
24 March 2010
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“Politicians are not talking seriously about the need for dramatic and speedy cuts in public expenditure. A few billion here and a few billion there are nowhere near enough to restore...
Philip Booth
23 March 2010
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            This interview with Philip Booth was conducted by Reuters for their Great Debate blog. 
Holger Zemanek
23 March 2010
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Just recently, the European Commission set out its proposal for a new economic strategy for Europe, a successor to the failed Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs. Again, the European Commission...
Kristian Niemietz
22 March 2010
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Proposals to adopt Swedish-style education reforms, put forward by the Conservative Party and others, have recently come under fire from research by the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)....
Mark Littlewood
19 March 2010
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A new report from Policy Exchange (strapline: David Cameron’s favourite think tank) has apparently “re-ignited” the “controversial” debate about tobacco...
Richard Wellings
17 March 2010
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The heavily publicised deaths of two teenagers in Lincolnshire who took mephedrone (known as “meow meow”) has led to calls for the drug to be banned. Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling...
Terry Arthur
16 March 2010
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The euro is currently under intense scrutiny. Why? Because the reputation of the single currency – originally based largely on that of the Bundesbank for its (relatively) sound money policy...
Richard Wellings
15 March 2010
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The cost of Housing Benefit (HB) has exploded over the last five years, rising from £13.5 billion in 2004/05 to £20 billion in 2009/10. This is a cause for deep concern, not just...
Mark Littlewood
12 March 2010
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While I never met him personally, I want to express my sadness at the recent death of a former Publishing Director of the IEA, Walter Allan. Walter was a great man and by all accounts was one...
Eric Masaba
11 March 2010
10 comments

With the advent of cheap, ubiquitous broadband, I am beginning to wonder why we pay so much more for voice calls than we do for Internet access. By my calculation, the cost of a voice call is...
Richard Wellings
10 March 2010
1 comment

In this extract of an interview with John O’Sullivan, F. A. Hayek discusses the Great Depression and the influence of John Maynard Keynes. Professor Hayek explains that he spent a year...
Philip Booth
9 March 2010
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I have various reservations about the Nudge philosophy that has been embraced by David Cameron. It is clearly attractive to the Conservatives because it seems novel without appearing to smack of...
Steven Kates
8 March 2010
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I am now on a 40,000 kilometre round trip to present a paper that will last but a single hour. The nature of this trip can be understood in the context of the invitation I received: “On behalf...

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