Sam Bowman’s Green Belt proposals are featured in The Guardian

The ASI’s Research Director’s proposal to roll back the Green Belt in London to solve the housing crisis was featured in The Guardian article: “Let’s at least talk about building on London’s greenbelt.”

Read the article here.

The right leaves it to its think tanks to make the case for setting market forces free. That’s what Sam Bowman of the Adam Smith Institute has done in a short film for BBC London. He accepts that some types of greenbelt land should continue to be protected, especially sylvan treasures the public can enjoy. But he argues that parts presently used for intensive farming should be considered for re-classification, liberating farmers to sell their fields to developers and letting laissez-faire do the rest.

ASI Senior Fellow debates corporation tax in the New York Times

The Adam Smith Institute’s Senior Fellow, Tim Worstall, was featured in the ‘Room for Debate’ section of the New York Times, arguing that corporate taxation is inefficient.

Read the article here.

Tax inversions do not change the taxation of profits made inside America one whit, not by one red cent. Under law, AbbVie, Walgreens, or any other company would still pay exactly the same amount of U.S. taxes on their profits made in the U.S. after an inversion as they were before. That part of the debate is simply a red herring.

The broader problem is the corporate income tax.

ASI Senior Fellow is running for Parliament in New Zealand

Dr Jamie Whyte, Senior Fellow of the Adam Smith Institute, is running as the ACT candidate in Pakuranga – one of New Zealand’s 63 parliamentary electorates.

Dr Whyte was elected ACT Leader in February. Since then he has been travelling around the country meeting New Zealanders and talking about ACT’s key messages of low, flat tax, cutting green tape, getting tough on crime, and “one country, one law.”

Read more on the Pakuranga election here.