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Steve Davies
23 July 2014
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With the passing yesterday of John Blundell, the movement for freedom and economic liberty on both sides of the Atlantic has lost one of its leading figures. John was for many years at the centre of...
John Blundell
10 July 2013
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This week marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Sir Antony Fisher, founder of the Institute of Economic Affairs and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. Antony Fisher was a very charming man...
Emmanuel Martin
13 June 2012
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More than a year ago, observers pointed at political authoritarianism in countries such as Tunisia and Egypt as the cause of their popular revolts. For sure, lack of democratic choice, especially...
Richard Wellings
13 January 2011
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Classical liberals can point to numerous examples of robust economic growth coinciding with low taxes and light-touch regulation: Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries; the US before the 1930s;...
Karthik Reddy
20 September 2010
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Worldwide economic freedom retreated for the first time in decades, according to a report published today by the Fraser Institute in association with the Institute of Economic Affairs. Fraser’...
Sam Collins
31 August 2010
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I have no constitutional objection to the Alternative Vote system (AV). Fears over constantly hung Parliaments or permanent coalitions are largely unfounded. In Australia, where AV was introduced in...
Ruth Porter
18 August 2010
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Sombre sound bites about the scale of the deficit, the need for deep cuts and the opportunity to use this as a time for comprehensive reform deliver huge promise, but the last hundred days provide...
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....
Economic Affairs
25 June 2009
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A new study published today by the Institute of Economic Affairs examines the compatibility of the Islamic religion with free-market economic policies. Contrary to the concerns of many in the West,...
Philip Booth
18 September 2008
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Yesterday marked the UK release of the 2008 Economic Freedom of the World Report, produced by the Fraser Institute in Canada in association with the IEA. Fraser’s motto is “if it matters...