Dr. Madsen Pirie

Osborne's Surprise

Written by | Friday 21 March 2014

The most exciting part of George Osborne's fifth budget came as a total surprise.  This was the complete overhaul of the pensions system, and it achieved two of the Adam Smith Institute's long-term objectives: simplification combined with tax reduction. 

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Check your fallacies

Written by | Friday 21 June 2013

The latest game on the left is called "check your privilege," and if you make any point about others perhaps less advantaged than you, you are given to understand that you cannot really comment objectively, given your advantage.

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Ten reasons why the Left should like the ASI, 10: Jobs

Written by | Monday 20 May 2013

The Left should back the ASI's proposals to increase the numbers of jobs available, especially for those of relatively modest skills.

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Ten reasons why the Left should like the ASI, 9: Choice

Written by | Sunday 19 May 2013

The Left ought to support our campaigns to put power over these services into the hands of the people who use them.

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Ten reasons why the Left should like the ASI, 8: Immigration

Written by | Saturday 18 May 2013

The Left, traditionally supportive of immigration, should admire the ASI's stance in consistently arguing that the UK benefits by welcoming immigrants to our shores.

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