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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 areas latch onto greed and turn it to society’s benefit... Read More »

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Lord Bilimoria is a crossbench peer, chancellor of the University of Birmingham and chairman and founder of Cobra Beers. Find out more about him here. More Details »

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Foundations of a Free Society—now in Spanish!

Dr. Eamonn Butler’s monograph for the Institute of Economic Affairs, Foundations of Free Society, has now been translated into Spanish, for the 548m speakers worldwide who count it as a first or second language. The book tells how free societies unleash... Read More »

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 »