Ryan Bourne
10 December 2015

This article was first published by CapX.   Julia Hartley-Brewer the other day ridiculed a guaranteed basic income – the idea that we should replace the welfare state with a cash payment...
Matthew Sinclair
11 December 2014

The headline is quite simple: ‘Inequality hurts economic growth, finds OECD research’. The reality is somewhat more complex. Here are four things you need to know about the new OECD...
Ryan Bourne
22 September 2014

Since the publication of Kristian Niemietz’s seminal work Redefining the Poverty Debate in 2012, many of us have been arguing for a new approach to the perceived problem of poverty and low pay...
John H. Cochrane
27 June 2014

    Hoover's Peregrine asked me to write an essay with the title, ‘What is the optimal number of immigrants to the US?’   My answer: Two billion, two million,...
Philip Booth
3 January 2013
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If the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) were to issue a press release this holiday period, which of the following do you think would be the most likely headline? CPAG claims that the...
Kristian Niemietz
10 November 2011

It was Albert Einstein who once said: ‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results each time.’ He did not have social policies...
Peter King
14 February 2011
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It has often been said that Britain has the best-housed poor in Europe. Social housing is provided to a high level with heavily subsidised rents and with further assistance to help non-working...
Kristian Niemietz
17 November 2010
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In a radio debate with Mark Littlewood, Adrian Sinfield, Professor Emeritus of Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh, was critical of IEA proposals to replace the...
Mark Littlewood
27 August 2010

The Institute for Fiscal Studies’ recent analysis of the budget – purporting to show that it isn’t “progressive” as the financial hit taken by the poorest decile of...
Ruth Porter
9 April 2010

Cameron’s “National Service” plans are not the answer to youth social problems. The Conservatives’ “Broken Britain” narrative rightly diagnoses that “...