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Stefan Kolev
14 July 2014
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Does liberty need a constitution? Or, what might at first glance sound even more paradoxical, does it need a framework of rules for a free society to be established and to flourish? F. A. Hayek...
Philip Booth
10 July 2014
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  Scott Sumner produced an excellent blog post on Piketty recently. It begins by quoting Piketty: ‘In my view, there is absolutely no doubt that the increase of inequality in United States...
Ryan Bourne
24 June 2014
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A lack of authenticity among politicians is a common lament. Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston expressed this conventional wisdom recently when she said: ‘I think the public dislike the cardboard...
Philip Booth
23 June 2014
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We seem to think that there is something special about manufacturing. Perhaps it is because its products are tangible. George Osborne has fallen into this trap more than once, most notably in his...
Philip Booth
20 June 2014
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There is no shortage of those on both sides of the political spectrum queuing up to excoriate big business. The CPS has recently joined the fray, suggesting that big business tramples on the people....
Philipp Bagus
6 June 2014
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Thomas Piketty´s book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, on growing inequality in capitalism, has become a bestseller. Piketty offers much data claiming that inequality is rising and draws...
Lars Christensen
2 June 2014
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Allan Meltzer is one of the greatest economists of his generation. I have admired Meltzer since I started studying economics in the early 1990s, and his work on monetary theory has had a very...
Frank Hollenbeck
29 May 2014
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Should we print, not print? Stimulate, not stimulate? Is austerity the right or wrong policy? Is government spending or printing effective? If we ask two economists these questions, we will likely...
Philip Booth
15 May 2014
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If somebody were to start an engineering textbook by saying that the maximum theoretical speed of a perfect car was the speed of light and that a car that travelled at any speed lower than that was a...
Alex Robson
9 May 2014
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Gary Becker was one of the giants of economics. During his lifetime his contribution to the profession remained unsurpassed - and it will probably stay that way for a very long time.  Becker...
Ryan Bourne
8 May 2014
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Earlier this week, I penned a comment piece for City AM on Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century. One of the things that I outlined there was that I believe for some...
Ryan Bourne
6 May 2014
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Thomas Piketty makes some bold claims about the future of capitalism. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, he observes that, in capitalist economies, the rate of return on capital (r) tends to be...
Kristian Niemietz
30 April 2014
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Over the past few years, spiked online magazine has consistently and robustly defended the principle of free speech against the censorship demands of the politically correct, whatever quarter they...
Len Shackleton
12 March 2014
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I’ve had more than my quota of quotas. Economists have long been critical of these devices, which arise in many different contexts. Import quotas are a non-tariff barrier to trade: countries,...
Grant Tucker
8 March 2014
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Join us for Freedom Forum 2014, the UK’s largest gathering of pro-liberty students and young professionals! Friday 11th April 7pm – Sunday 13th April 5pm This week saw Liberty League...
Kristian Niemietz
12 February 2014
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The London Underground is normally a place from which most types of social interaction are barred, but tube strikes are times during which that rigid social code is temporarily suspended. Sharing one...
Ryan Bourne
4 February 2014
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Over the past three years, the debate over the coalition’s deficit reduction plan and the sluggishness of the subsequent recovery has dominated the agenda. On almost all sides, this debate has...
Philip Booth
22 January 2014
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A preview from the Spring 2014 issue of EA Magazine. Marginal tax rates and income: new time series evidence Karel Mertens Available from: http://www.economics.cornell.edu/km426/papers/MTRI_article....
Stephen Michael MacLean
2 January 2014
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‘What are the foundations of a free society?’ asks a recent IEA publication. What key components are essential for realising the common good, and how well does the United Kingdom meet...
Steve Watt
17 December 2013
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Youth unemployment and long-term unemployment have increased dramatically in the UK since the introduction of the minimum wage. However, things could be worse. In France, on top of the minimum wage...

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