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Eamonn Butler
6 November 2014
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It is sad to report the death of Gordon Tullock. He was a friend, likeable and respected as a great economist – even though he had no degree in economics. He came, rather, from a public...
Eamonn Butler
25 November 2013
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My new IEA monograph Foundations of a Free Society outlines – in simple language – the core principles by which free societies work. It was intended for people who definitely do not live...
Eamonn Butler
9 January 2013
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Friends of the IEA will be sorry to hear of the death of James M. Buchanan, the US economist and Nobel Laureate. In the 1960s, with colleague Gordon Tullock, Buchanan brought to wide attention...
Stephen Michael MacLean
11 October 2012
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  John Meadowcroft’s recent article in defence of free markets, ‘From Big Macs to Big Brother’, begins thus: ‘One of the most important contemporary debates in...
Stephen Michael MacLean
15 May 2012
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Surveying the political field following the local elections - where Labour made gains at the expense of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats  - Ed West confesses gloomily that ‘Being...
Eamonn Butler
3 May 2012
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It’s election time again in the UK, where the local elections – in particular the high-profile contest for Mayor of London – are a laboratory example of all the shortcomings of...
Eamonn Butler
26 March 2012
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Politicians are always exhorting us to take more interest in our community, in the government of our country, and the ongoing debates about schools or hospitals or roads. But few of us do. Politics...
Eamonn Butler and Philip Booth
22 July 2010
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Philip Booth interviews Eamonn Butler, author of Ludwig von Mises – A Primer.    
Eamonn Butler
21 April 2010
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Not enough people know the name of Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973). I hope my new Primer for the IEA will help change that. Mises brought new life and insights into the Austrian School of economics,...
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....