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  • “Sin Taxes” are aggressively regressive

    26 juillet 2018, par Madeline Grant
    Are “sin” taxes on food, soft drinks, tobacco and alcohol regressive? As my colleague Christopher Snowdon has outlined in his latest report, this is a question that shouldn’t really need to be asked. Any tax that takes a greater share of income from the poor than the rich is, by definition, (...)
  • George Monbiot should study the subject he so often talks about

    25 juillet 2018, par Madeline Grant
    Wednesday last week was a happy day here at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA). George Monbiot of the Guardian published his annual article about “dark money” in politics and how the IEA dominates the political system for the benefit of our donors. Insofar as he is believed, donations to the (...)
  • We are capitalists – you’re welcome !

    24 juillet 2018, par Madeline Grant
    I was asked on a podcast this week if capitalism and communism can co-exist. The short answer is, yes: capitalism has created wealthy, liberal and diverse societies, which tolerate a range of ideologies – even ones as fanciful and hazardous as communism. But the similarities end there. The (...)
  • The housing crisis is pushing Brits towards the spectre of 1970s socialism

    23 juillet 2018, par Madeline Grant
    As the government creaks alarmingly under the weight of Brexit, it may seem odd – if not downright contrarian – to kickstart a discussion about the housing crisis. For many Brexiteers such as myself, Brexit is not a moment in time or a destination in itself. It is not a chance to relive the past, (...)
  • What can we learn from the EU/Japan Free Trade Agreement ?

    23 juillet 2018, par Madeline Grant
    On Tuesday of last week, the European Union and Japan signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Following over four years of negotiation, the EPA covers 600 million people and an impressive third of global GDP. In an atmosphere of increasing trade barriers, this provides some relief for (...)
  • Anti-Competitive Regulations and the Harm They Cause (Part 3)

    20 juillet 2018, par Madeline Grant
    “Name one EU regulation or law you would change?” This question is often posed to Brexiteers, usually by those who believe Eurosceptics lack detailed arguments or, worse still, didn’t know precisely what they were voting for. Though this may be true in some cases, EU-friendly commentators are (...)
  • How Greenpeace and the Guardian Believe the IEA Runs the World

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    19 juillet 2018, par Kate Andrews
    This is the strange tale of how Greenpeace and the Guardian newspaper colluded to attempt to show that the IEA is an all-powerful, Illuminati-style puppet-master controlling the apparatus of government on both sides of the Atlantic to ensure that the corporate elite remain in charge. It all (...)
  • Why is socialism – literally – in Vogue ?

    17 juillet 2018, par Madeline Grant
    Opinion pieces which tell us to stop obsessing over socialism’s past failures, and start to get excited about its future potential, have almost become a genre in its own right. Socialism is, literally, in Vogue. For example, Bhaskhar Sunkara, the founder of Jacobin magazine, recently wrote a New (...)
  • Anti-competitive regulations and the harm they cause (Part 2)

    13 juillet 2018, par Madeline Grant
    “Name one EU regulation or law you would change?” This question is often posed to Brexiteers, usually by those who believe Eurosceptics lack detailed arguments or, worse still, didn’t know precisely what they were voting for. Though this may be true in some cases, EU-friendly commentators are (...)
  • Chequers – what might have been

    11 juillet 2018, par Madeline Grant
    The government’s Chequers statement released last week will form the basis of a long-awaited White Paper setting out the UK’s future relationship with the European Union. Though the details are yet to be fully fleshed out, there is a real danger that these initial proposals, if implemented, would (...)

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