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How can we possibly survive?

The recent computer crash of the UK’s aircraft control system which downed scores of aircaft landings and takeoffs and which could have caused a disaster of huge proportons has... Read More »

Maybe Keynes was right after all?

It has to be said that we’re not great fans of macroeconomics around here. Not enough good data from enough different places to definitively answer most questions: and that’s before we get onto Hayek’s point about simply not being... Read More »

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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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January TNG with Myles Jackman

We kick off the first TNG of 2015 with Myles Jackman, who will be discussing ‘the criminalization of written fantasy’. Myles is the only solicitor in the country to... More Details »

Beyond Bitcoin: How peer-to-peer technology will revolutionise every aspect our lives

Whilst Bitcoin’s media hype and price volatility may be over, the technology behind it remains every bit as revolutionary. In this lecture, Preston will crack open the architecture of cryptocurrencies, and explain how their innovative, distributed structure can be applied... More Details »

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A Regular Choice Between Voting Systems

With May’s general election set to emphasise the shortcomings of First Past The Post more than any other in recent memory, Vishal Wilde posits that we should empower voters by allowing them to choose their electoral system as they vote, and by embracing plurality in... Read More »