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We need an entirely new approach to regulation across the financial sector which is based on transparency, market discipline and simple and stable legal frameworks
Have the Liberal Democrats 'reclaimed liberalism'?
Why neo-mercantilism is on the rise and why the principles of free trade must be defended
How government failure is producing often counter-productive policy
How the myths surrounding gambling prevent it being liberated for economic gain
How state-funded NGOs are corrupting the political process in developing countries
Sector is now highly politicised
Free markets both alleviate poverty and empower the poor
CSR is conceptually incoherent, practically unworkable and wholly unjustified
How can future economic crises be avoided?
The importance of liberty, contracts and private property
Main articles on government healthcare provision in different countries
Leading authorities, including Oliver E. Williamson, discuss the New Institutional Economics
Main articles on social housing, with an education supplement on the Pupil Premium
Main articles on demography and pensions
The latest issue of Economic Affairs looks at a number of issues in contemporary policing policy