Applications for Freedom Week 2016 are now OPEN!

  Freedom Week is an annual, one-week seminar at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge which teaches students about classical liberalism and free market economics. It is open to over-18s who are currently attending or about to start university. The event is jointly run by us and the IEA and will be held July 4th – 9th. The […]

On interest rates

In his 2015 Ayn Rand Lecture, US investment banker Ken Moelis explained why low interest rates might be the new norm – and a perfectly rational one, rather than just a desperate attempt by central banks to keep things afloat. The reason he gave is that, thanks to capitalism, things are getting better and cheaper. […]

This is why we support a carbon tax of course

Every time we mention climate change around here we get rather a lot of stick. People insisting that it’s not happening, it’s just a front to impose the Forward to the Middle Ages movement on us all and so on. And it’s even possible that those things are true. However, that’s not actually how we […]

Protecting home industry is not a steel

The amount we’ve heard from politicians and social commentators this week on how unfortunate the UK steel industry job losses are only goes to show how many people are still unapprised of even the basics of economics. Yes it’s true, because China can produce and sell steel so much more cheaply than us, it will […]

Freedom fighter John Von Kannon

We are sad to report the death, at 66, of John Von Kannon, a friend and leading figure in the freedom movement in Washington DC. He was Vice President of the Heritage Foundation, which he had served since 1980 as a thinker, doer and fundraiser – one of the founding generation that included Ed Feulner, […]