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Paul Robinson
19 March 2013
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While it may be true that richer nations have a moral obligation to assist those less fortunate than themselves, the extent to which foreign aid does actually help its recipients is questionable....
Philip Booth
13 April 2012
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  Last month, the IEA co-published Lost Causes by Deepak Lal. The book can be bought from the IEA here. It was interesting to see, in the wake of the 2012 budget, various think tanks and...
Ruth Porter
6 March 2012
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  The very language of cuts has been markedly austere and depressing. It is now well established that the reductions the government will make to overall spending are actually tiny. Carving...
Ruth Porter
4 January 2012
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Brazil’s move above the UK in the world’s latest economic rankings has produced a predictable outcry about the fact that we still give the country aid at all. As lives are at stake,...
Julian Morris
20 May 2011
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The UK government currently faces an unprecedented budget crisis. If it fails to curb government spending, the national debt will spiral upwards, imposing an unbearable burden on future taxpayers,...
Philip Booth
24 March 2011
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Of all Christ’s teachings as reflected in the gospel accounts, there is none as consistent as his defense of the poor and downtrodden. This teaching applies also to international relations...
Philip Booth
23 December 2010
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Some economists wonder whether we should give Christmas presents. They argue that having other people deciding what we want is not really efficient. There are several counter arguments to this, of...
Richard Wellings
7 August 2009
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●  Tim Congdon analyses Britain’s public debt crisis   ●  George Selgin suggests the US economy would be better off without the Federal Reserve    ●...
Richard Wellings
15 July 2009
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The development economist Peter Bauer famously observed that “Aid is the process by which poor people in rich countries subsidise rich people in poor countries.” Indeed there is a wealth...
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...

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