It’s not just that we’re in favour in fact, it’s that we cannot find anything wrong with the idea at all:
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Louise Cooke, a 46-year-old ex-teacher and community worker in Nottingham, has never been elected nor is her work funded by the taxpayer – but she is filling in the gaps left by the government.
Back in July 2015, David Cameron announced he’d close the gender pay gap in the next decade. Proposing to take the first step by making larger firms publish their pay gap figures, I wrote up a response for the Spectator’s Coffee House, arguing that this was an ill-conceived idea:
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His plan to force businesses with 250+ employees to publish their ‘wage gap’ figures will create more bogus numbers and further perpetuate the myth.
As Voltaire didn’t say*, we don’t believe that creationism has any truth to it at all but we’ll defend to the death your right to believe in any damn fool thing you want to.Read more »
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.More Details »
• Migration is among the most fiercely debated areas of policy, and the human cost of the status quo is vast.Read more »
Ryan H. Murphy argues the case that our typical understanding of status signaling – ‘conspicuous consumption’ – has become outmoded.Read more »
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’.Read more »