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Many political labels started life as insults. At the Adam Smith Institute we think its time to recognise the extraordinary achievements of neoliberalism.
Dr Madsen Pirie is President of the Adam Smith Institute. Follow the ASI on Twitter. Although politicians and civil servants might want to give us advice about what foods we should eat and how much to drink, the UK population does not agree that they should. And when asked in a recent poll if politicians and […]
Dr Madsen Pirie is the author of The Growth Agenda: The Self-Employment Option and President of the Adam Smith Institute. Small and medium enterprises employ about half of the UK workforce and create roughly two-thirds of all the new jobs. The government recognises their role and wants to make life easier for them, specifically by deregulation. […]
Dr Madsen Pirie is the President of the Adam Smith Institute. The UK tax code could certainly use simplification. Since Labour won power in 1997 the code has doubled to over 11,000 pages just for the legislation. The move to set up an Office for Tax Simplification is commendable, and the Adam Smith Institute will […]
Dr Madsen Pirie is the President of the Adam Smith Institute, a leading free market think-tank. The coalition has meant compromises; all coalitions do. Some things that should have happened will not, and some things will happen that should not. In the rough and tumble of politics things can be modified and smoothed at the […]
Dr Madsen Pirie is the President of the Adam Smith Institute, a leading free market think-tank. His new book, Zero Base Policy, was published yesterday, and can be purchased via Amazon.co.uk. Anyone who supposes that a dozen years of Gordon Brown's vandalism can be put right by tweaking a few policies and running things rather […]
What can parents do? Avoid reading Robin Hood as a bedtime story? I asked around, and came up with a few answers.