Kate Andrews discusses the gender pay gap in Sky News and the BBC’s Daily Politics

Head of Communications at the ASI, Kate Andrews, was on the BBC’s Daily Politics and also Sky News, to discuss the government’s proposals to make companies publish their gender wage gap statistics. Kate argues the figures are misleading, as they do not compare jobs like for like.

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Ben Southwood discusses the gender wage gap on ITV News and BBC 2

Head of Research at the ASI, Ben Southwood, was on ITV News and BBC2 explaining why government regulations forcing companies to publish gender wage gap statistics are wrong, and can be deeply misleading.

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Bernie Sanders is wrong about US tuition fees | Ben Southwood writes for the IBTimes

Head of Research at the ASI, Ben Southwood, wrote an article of the IB Times on why Bernie Sanders’ policy regarding tuition fees will actually make students worse off:

If we want tuition fees to fall, then the best approach may not be Bernie’s plan for yet further subsidies, but scrapping the system of subsidies entirely. Even a sceptical libertarian will have to chalk this one down as a win for libertarian predictions and simple unintended consequences.

Read the full article here.

Is Sanders the most dangerous man in the United States? | Kate Andrews argues NO in CityAM

Head of Communications and research associate at the Adam Smith Institute, Kate Andrews, took part in a debate piece for City AM on why Bernie Sanders is not a threat to America.

Many of Bernie Sanders’s policy proposals are terrifying and threaten to decrease the quality of vital services and increase taxes for the average American. But he is a mile away from being the country’s most dangerous person. The US has a strong system of checks and balances.

Read the full debate here.

Liberalising the UK’s migration policy could benefit migrants | Sam Bowman writes for City AM

Executive Director of the ASI, Sam Bowman, wrote for City AM on the positive impact liberalising immigration policy would have on reducing poverty levels.

Britain’s immigration debate rarely discusses how migrants themselves are affected by coming to work here. We argue passionately over whether immigration has cost the average worker twenty pounds, or benefited her by forty pounds.

But these sums are trivial compared to the benefits of migration to the migrants themselves, and to their home countries. A worker from a poor country like Bangladesh who moves to Britain and does exactly the same job can make more than twenty times more in earnings.

Read the full piece here.