This is the time of year when for many of us thoughts turn to family and friends and home.  The team at the Adam Smith Institute wish all those who enjoy reading this site a merry Christmas.  To those journeying to be with family and friends we wish a safe trip, and to all we hope the festive season brings fulfillment and pleasure, and that the New Year ahead will bring the promise of opportunities and achievement.  Our thoughts and good wishes are with you.