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Markets make us better people

One of the most common objections to market-based societies is that they erode non-market motivations to doing good. Critics, with this objection, say that although markets can in some... Read More »

Pay is determined by your best alternative job

Economic theory tells us that we really ought to be paid our marginal productivity. And no one at all believes that that actually happens in detail. However, we can take a step back to a point which even Karl... Read More »

The plain truth about plain packaging

I suppose you have to try policies out before you conclude whether they’ve worked or not. But now we’ve tried out plain packaging and it didn’t work according to its own aims, can we maybe give up on it?... Read More »

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The Human Rights Act as a constitution of liberty

Guy Herbert, best known as the general secretary of NO2ID but writing in a personal capacity, defends the Human Rights act as necessary as a bulwark against the state when so many of the traditional defences have been eroded.... Read More »