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Regulating away Britain’s best teachers

The latest report from The Sutton Trust (pdf) looks at a topic it last visited in 2003: how the backgrounds of state school teachers compare to those of independent school teachers. Its finding is that there is still a... Read More »

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Centenary Celebration of Antony Fisher

Sir Antony Fisher, a former Battle of Britain pilot and then a hugely successful entrepreneur, founded the Institute of Economic Affairs after a chance meeting with F.A. Hayek. He went on to... More Details »

TNG Summer Boat Party

It’s that time of year again! Armed with Brut, a top party playlist and (hopefully!) some great British sunshine, the boat party is a chance to cruise the Thames and enjoy a drink with friends and ASI supporters. The boat... More Details »

Book Launch: ‘Trial and Error and the Idea of Progress’

July 21st is a special day. ASI President Dr. Madsen Pirie will be spending all his election winnings (as promised!) on a great party. It coincides with the release of the paperback version of his “Trial & Error & the... More Details »

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Seven Misconceptions About Europe

Myths and deceptions abound concerning the EU and Britain’s place within it or outside it.  Oliver Lewis in the Spectator has done a workmanlike and admirably brief summary of what he calls “Ten myths about Brexit,” identifying scare stories. ... Read More »