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6 May 2011
In Unshackling Accountants , Professor D R Myddelton of Cranfield School of Management looks at the history of and the arguments for and against detailed accounting standards. Myddelton concludes that, while there may be a case for the accounting...
6 Jul 2004
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6 May 2011
In recent years, debates on international trade policy have focused on the role of the World Trade Organization and the two big political and economic powers – the USA and the EU. This interview profiles a book arguing that this focus must change....
24 Apr 2008
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6 May 2011
In this short talk Mark Pennington critiques the belief held by many social democrats that the failure of past government interventions in social and economic life can be explained by the absence of social capital, and that government must...
20 Nov 2007
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6 May 2011
How is it that so many major, government-sponsored projects can lose so much money? As this short interview makes clear, the answer to this question does not lie with malign intentions on behalf of their promoters in government. In a highly readable...
11 Sep 2007
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6 May 2011
Helen Johns explains the key arguments her and Paul Ormerod make in their book Happiness, Economics and Public Policy. The publication analyses the economic research that underlies politicians’ growing preoccupation with measures of ‘wellbeing’. In...
1 Aug 2007
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6 May 2011
Despite his fame, there is still widespread ignorance about the breadth of Adam Smith’s contributions to economics, politics and philosophy. In this short talk Eamonn Butler introduces the life and work of this ‘founder of economics’. He uses...
26 Jul 2007
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5 May 2011
In this short talk Peter King outlines the main arguments he makes in his book, Choice and the End of Social Housing. He suggests that the provision of housing for the less well off has been dominated by the state for over sixty years. Despite some...
12 Jul 2007
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5 May 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa has received tens of billions of dollars in foreign aid over the last fifty years yet economic development has remained elusive. In many countries absolute poverty has increased and life expectancy has declined. In this short talk...
18 Dec 2007
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5 May 2011
The ‘nanny state’ has expanded in recent years. Politicians and bureaucrats have increasingly sought to restrict what individuals are permitted to do with their own bodies or their own property. In this short talk John Meadowcroft discusses...
4 Mar 2008
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5 May 2011
In this short interview John Blundell talks about his paper Waging the War of Ideas, examining how wars of ideas can be waged, using his extensive experience of classical liberal think tanks. John Blundell begins his stimulating collection of...
7 Mar 2007
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18 Jan 2011
Philip Booth discusses his book on pensions, Pension Provision: Government Failure Around the World, which surveys the results of government intervention in the market for retirement income provision throughout the world. He starts by looking at...
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