Society and Culture
The psychologist professor Jordan Peterson is being heralded as one of the world’s most foremost public intellectuals. But his influence … Continue reading “The Newman/Peterson interview was symptomatic of the biases of public service broadcasters”
Trade, Development, and Immigration
Around the time the US Congress debated the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), opinion surveys on the subject … Continue reading “It is perfectly possible to liberalise our immigration system without antagonising the public”
Government and Institutions
Britain has a huge problem with immigration – or so many people think. The reality of immigration is generally positive, … Continue reading “After Brexit, we should keep freedom of movement with the EEA, and extend it to other countries”
Welfare
Words like “fairness” and “justice” are regularly thrown around with little thought to what they mean. Strangely, though, the politicians … Continue reading “There’s nothing fair about burdening future generations with unfunded spending on pensioners”
Government and Institutions
How large were cuts to government spending during the last parliament? The answer may surprise you. Overall real expenditure fell … Continue reading “Forget horse-trading over cuts: The Spending Review is an opportunity to rethink the state”