Dr Eamonn Butler

Eamonn Butler is director of the Adam Smith Institute. He is the author of books on the pioneering economists Milton Friedman, F.A. Hayek, Ludwig von Mises and Adam Smith, and co-author of Forty Centuries of Wage and Price Controls and books on intelligence testing. He has degrees in economics, philosophy and psychology, gaining a PhD from the University of St Andrews in 1978.

Growth forecasts no surprise

Written by | Wednesday 21 September 2011

It should be no surprise that the IMF has cut its world growth forecasts. We had it coming. In the UK, the Office of Budget Responsibility's growth forecasts always looked wildly optimistic – 1.8%, they were predicting back in november. Now the IMF says UK growth will be a mere 1.1% in 2011, and 1.6% in 2012. Even that, I figure is on the optimistic side, and the IMF admits there's 6:1 odds of us going negative.

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Tax avoiders deserve a medal

Written by | Friday 9 September 2011

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Options for debtors

Written by | Wednesday 7 September 2011

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The 50p tax must go

Written by | Wednesday 7 September 2011

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Taking the Austrian medicine

Written by | Thursday 1 September 2011

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