Nick Silver
12 December 2012

In the debate about how to deal with ongoing financial problems, many economists argue that the private sector, faced with an uncertain future and high debt levels, is saving. Therefore the public...
Paul Robinson
22 July 2011

With Britain currently fighting two wars, many commentators are claiming that the cuts in defence spending envisioned in the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) should be cancelled. There...
Kristian Niemietz
21 July 2011

‘Absolute bloody idiots’, ‘insane ramblings of an extremist group’, ‘this insanity belongs in the bin’, ‘makes me wonder what these educated idiots who...
Patrick Minford
20 July 2011

Traditionally the economic discussion of tax structure and public spending has looked at the impact on the economy’s efficiency in using resources. However recently there has been increasing...
Richard Wellings
19 July 2011

Britain’s transport sector is cursed by endless intervention by politicians. Investment has tended to be driven by political priorities rather than consumer demand. The emphasis has been on...
Len Shackleton
18 July 2011

I was disappointed, but hardly surprised, to see a lot of abusive web posts following the publication of Sharper Axes, Lower Taxes. The main drift of these usually anonymous comments was that the...
Nigel Hawkins
15 July 2011
1 comment

In recent decades, the IEA has been in the vanguard of those advocating widespread privatisation. This stance bore fruit during the 18 years of Conservative Government (1979-97) when large...
Kristian Niemietz
14 July 2011

Liberals who support a limited public safety net are faced with a dilemma. On the one hand, they want government to fulfil the role of a provider of last resort. They envisage a situation in which...
Philip Booth
13 July 2011
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If you google the phrase 'vicious public spending cuts' you get 64,000 results from UK websites. Even if 32,000 of those are references to articles written by Polly Toynbee, that...