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The Adam Smith Institute is one of the world's leading think tanks. Independent, non-profit and non-partisan, it works to promote libertarian and free market ideas through research, publishing, media commentary, and educational programmes. The Institute is today at the forefront of making the case for free markets and a free society in the United Kingdom.

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Prof Anthony J Evans @ Adam Smith Institute

On Thursday February 4th, Prof Anthony J Evans will be speaking at the Adam Smith Institute on Monetary Policy.

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February TNG with Christian May

Christian May, the editor of everyone’s favourite week-daily newspaper City AM, will be speaking at the ASI about his epic journey to the top rung of the media jungle ladder.

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Sound Money: An Austrian proposal for free banking, NGDP targets, and OMO reforms

Anthony J Evans lays out the first, second and third best policies for monetary reform. He outlines reforms to quantitative easing policy that would reduce the distortions it causes; argues that inflation targeting and the Monetary Policy Committee should be replaced by an automatic nominal GDP target; and ultimately says the Bank of England should be scrapped altogether, replaced with privately-run ‘free banking’.

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A Garden of One’s Own

• Green Belts are unsustainable. Urban containment policies push up rents and house prices and generally increase the cost of living, force households into ever smaller homes and more cramped transport, and are harmful to the environment.

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