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Jared Meyer
22 August 2014
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Prime Minister David Cameron’s “all-in” push for developing the UK’s shale gas reserves continues to generate what seems to be strong public backlash. While vocal protesters...
Ryan Bourne
22 April 2014
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Pay growth at 1.7 per cent, inflation at 1.6 per cent on the consumer price index (CPI), real wages increasing. One commentator stated this was the coalition’s ‘mission accomplished...
Philip Booth
28 February 2014
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With the election phoney war now under way, it appears that the main issue dividing the parties will be the cost of living. Unfortunately, politicians seem to have no real ambition to resolve the...
Ian Senior
15 January 2014
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Money in the form of coin, banknotes or numbers on a computer screen, represents a claim on goods and services. It is a useful intermediary that enables trade and avoids barter. For many years the...
Kristian Niemietz
15 January 2014
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Ed Miliband is getting serious about shedding his Red Ed image. In an article in the Daily Telegraph, the Labour leader tried to rebrand himself as a champion of the aspirational middle classes. This...
Christopher Snowdon
26 November 2013
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First, the good news. Poverty has been on the decline for several years. Since 2007, the proportion of the British population living below the poverty line has fallen from 19 per cent to 16 per cent...
Philip Booth
28 October 2013
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The British energy industry has gone from nationalisation to privatisation and back to government control in the space of 25 years. Although the energy industry is nominally in private hands, we...
G. R. Steele
12 June 2011
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The decision to abandon nuclear power will increase Germany’s short-term dependency upon fossil fuel as it engages with long-term aspirations for politically correct (PC) alternatives. In...
David Campbell
4 April 2011
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In an earlier post, I described the outright scandal that dominated the initial operation of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The granting of Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs) of an...
Keith Boyfield
7 August 2010
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Azerbaijan lies in a pivotal strategic position, straddling the Caspian Sea and rich in oil and gas reserves. This is the country which helped make Gulbenkian and the Nobel brothers rich. Today,...
Richard Wellings
9 September 2008
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The imposition of a windfall tax on energy companies is supported by a majority of the public and many politicians. Revenues would be used to support low-income households struggling to pay gas and...