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Philip Booth
10 July 2014
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  Scott Sumner produced an excellent blog post on Piketty recently. It begins by quoting Piketty: ‘In my view, there is absolutely no doubt that the increase of inequality in United States...
Ryan Bourne
3 June 2014
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Do you ever feel government isn’t fit for purpose? The evidence suggests you’re not alone. The EU elections saw anti-establishment parties tear chunks out of mainstream incumbents. In the...
Philip Booth
20 February 2014
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After the financial crisis regulators, central bankers and politicians all agreed that we needed more financial regulation. Despite their failings they wanted their powers enhanced – especially...
Ryan Bourne
4 February 2014
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Over the past three years, the debate over the coalition’s deficit reduction plan and the sluggishness of the subsequent recovery has dominated the agenda. On almost all sides, this debate has...
Anthony J. Evans
30 October 2013
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In a must-read article for City AM, Andrew Lilico has taken aim at the ‘cranks’ who claim that orthodox economics cannot account for the 2008 financial crisis. As usual, his analysis is...
Richard Wellings
6 February 2013
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The British government is right to be examining ways of shielding taxpayers from the costs of bank failure. However, proposals to ring-fence the retail operations of banks, and indeed to give the...
Nick Silver
19 December 2012
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At the height of the financial crisis the US government dramatically bailed out the insurer AIG. Last week it sold its last remaining shares in AIG for a tidy profit. Surely this marks the end of a...
Steven Kates
28 April 2011
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Only someone with professional training in economics has ever heard of the economic principle now known as Say’s Law of Markets. Indeed it was Keynes’s explicit aim in writing his...
Richard Wellings
31 January 2011
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Radio 4 has produced a documentary on F. A. Hayek and the Austrian school of economics. The programme, Radical Economics: Yo Hayek!, will be broadcast tonight (31st January) at 8:30. It...
Kevin Dowd
18 October 2010
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One of the most important issues in the ongoing economic controversy is whether the crisis is due to a “failure of capitalism”. What both sides of this argument often overlook, however,...
Tim Congdon
27 September 2010
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Bank-bashing has become commonplace, as we saw at the Liberal Democrats’ conference last week. But the bank-bashers’ credibility is waning as one of their standard allegations is...
Tim Congdon
5 August 2010
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The central constraint on economic recovery in the leading economies since mid-2009 has been officialdom’s pressure on banks to raise their capital/asset ratios. Also relevant – but to a...
Kristian Niemietz
27 July 2010
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Banker-bashing, hedge-fund bashing, speculator-bashing: one of the legacies of the financial crisis will surely be a hugely negative perception of financial markets. These are now widely...
Andre Johnston Phijuntjitr
6 July 2010
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It has become increasingly clear that interventionism played a significant role in precipitating the 2008 financial crisis. The Austrian School is more than capable of providing the...
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...
Richard Wellings
27 February 2010
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" ●  Philip Booth criticises bishops for supporting counterproductive welfare policies ●  David Henderson argues Climategate is just the tip of the iceberg ●  Oliver Marc...
Steven Kates
15 December 2009
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Peter Clarke was Professor of Modern British History at Cambridge and is the author of one of the leading texts on the Keynesian Revolution. He has now written a biography, Keynes: The Twentieth...
Len Shackleton
5 October 2009
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The financial crisis has encouraged all sorts of ancient anti-capitalist ideas to re-emerge like long-buried monsters from the swamp in some 1950s horror movie.   The Observer’s Ruth...
Richard Wellings
7 August 2009
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●  Tim Congdon analyses Britain’s public debt crisis   ●  George Selgin suggests the US economy would be better off without the Federal Reserve    ●...
Richard Wellings
27 June 2009
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●  John Triggs celebrates the 150th anniversary of Samuel Smiles’ Self-Help   ●  Eustace Davie reviews They Meant Well: Government Project Disasters   ●  Peter J....

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