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Ryan Bourne
27 January 2016
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Over the festive period, many of you would have ventured to Somerset House or Winter Wonderland to ice-skate. Taking to the rink, you would have seen children skating for the first time while...
Philip Booth
25 January 2016
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Recently, Ian King, in The Times, highlighted the lunacy of Transport for London’s statement about profits from London Underground: “We don’t make a profit because we reinvest all...
Philip Booth
22 January 2016
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Whenever something does not work properly, we demand a “fat controller” to sort it out – especially when it comes to trains. Sure, there are many aspects of our transport system...
David Campbell
3 December 2015
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As the Paris Conference of the Parties to the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change progresses, it would seem that most of those promoting the policy of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...
Diego Zuluaga Laguna
30 September 2015
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From the moment it set foot in Europe, Uber – the ride-sharing app that connects private drivers with passengers – has faced enormous pressure from regulatory authorities. In France,...
Philip Booth
21 September 2015
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Yesterday, in support of renationalising the operation of trains, Hilary Benn argued that the East Coast mainline was run perfectly satisfactorily whilst it was nationalised. This may be true. It is...
David Starkie
17 August 2015
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Opposition to a third runway at London Heathrow received a boost recently when Willie Walsh, Chief Executive of IAG, British Airways’ holding company, launched a blistering attack on the...
Kristian Niemietz
7 August 2015
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As far as I’m concerned, the tube strikes could have gone on for longer. I had made arrangements to work from home, and stocked up on Pot Noodles and fish fingers. Strike for the rest of the...
Philip Booth
19 June 2015
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Pope Francis’ encyclical, ‘Laudato si’, is an important contribution to the theology and morality of the earth’s ecology in the context of a holistic conception of the human...
Richard Wellings
4 June 2015
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There have been various attempts to regenerate the cities of the North over the last fifty years or so. All have failed to transform the region. As a Policy Exchange study put it, ‘attempts to...
Diego Zuluaga Laguna
13 May 2015
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Last Friday, a colleague and I attended a conference on the plans for a Capital Markets Union in Brussels. I decided to order an Uber to take us to the airport afterwards, because it cost only about...
David Starkie
8 May 2015
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The 2015 election campaign offered the electorate a choice of policies on HS2: The two major parties, plus the Lib Dems supported the project, the Green Party and UKIP opposed it. But it was a case...
David Starkie
13 March 2015
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Government spending on infrastructure is a subject on which Keynesians and Neoclassicists tend to agree. The former are interested in the short-term stimulus effect, while the latter see it as a way...
Richard Wellings
11 February 2015
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Britain’s railways were privatised in the mid-1990s. This did not however mean an end to state control. The government tightly regulated the sector, imposing price controls on a high proportion...
Richard Wellings
3 February 2015
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London’s population is forecast to hit 10 million in 2030 and it’s difficult to see how the transport system will cope. A high proportion of commuters already endure severe overcrowding,...
Philip Booth
9 January 2015
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There are not many things that economists are agreed upon. However, to slightly corrupt a quip attributed to George Bernard Shaw, if you laid all the economists in the world end-to-end around the M25...
Michael Goldstein
19 December 2014
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John Hibbs was an IEA author whose work led to a radical change in policy in the somewhat unfashionable field of bus transport. However, whilst there may be several academics and policy advisors...
Richard Wellings
16 December 2014
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The recent announcement that the projected cost of Crossrail 2 has risen to £27 billion should be cause for deep concern within the Treasury. Added to High Speed 2 and High Speed 3, this means...
Kristian Niemietz
15 December 2014
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When Air Passenger Duty was originally introduced in 1994, it was not supposed to be an environmental tax. The relevant government documents contain no reference to the environmental impact of...
Glynn Brailsford
12 December 2014
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With severe congestion on the roads, overcrowding on commuter trains and long delays at the hub airport, Britain's transport system seems to be grinding to a halt. These problems are the direct...