23 May 2012
Dr Eamonn Butler makes the moral case against taxation in City AM's The Forum section.Read more...
22 May 2012
Dr Eamonn Butler writes a letter in The Guardian arguing that the costs of Greece staying in the Euro will be far higher than it leaving the Eurozone now.Read more...
21 May 2012
Sam Bowman talks on Russia Today on how banks should be reformed, why they should be allowed to fail and how we can open up the sector to more competition.
Watch on Russia Today here.
17 May 2012
Dr Tim Evans, ASI senior fellow, writes in The Evening Standard on the need for a radical reform in policing. He says Theresa May doesn't go far enough and suggests a number of measures that could be intorduced in London to involve more private security forces in policing.Read more...
15 May 2012
Sam Bowman talks on BBC Radio Scotland on the importance of further cuts to the welfare state. He argues we have an issue with dependency, with too many people now reliant on benefits rather than seeking self-sufficiency.
He also argues we need to scrap the minimum wage and introduce various supply side reforms, including cutting employment regulations, in order to allow more jobs to be created.
You can listen to the interview on BBC Radio Scotland here (from 1hr11 in).
15 May 2012
Chris Snowdon's report 'The Wages of Sin Taxes' was released following Scotland's announcement on a 50p per unit minimum alcohol pricing. The report and our comments on the policy received widespread pick up with over 140 websites featuring our report and responses. Our comments featured on Radio 4's World at One and on nearly every national and regional Scottish paper. Below are some of the coverage highlights:
Radio Five Live: interview with Sam Bowman (listen here from 54mins)
The Scotsman: Chris Snowdon's analysis of minimum alcohol pricing
The Sun: Kicking no butts
Press Association, The Times, Daily Telegraph, Scottish Metro, Daily Record, The Herald, Press & Journal and Daily Express featuring our comments.
Guardian Comment is Free: Minimum alcohol pricing? Blame those vomiting girls
14 May 2012
Tim Worstall writes on the Telegraph website on government plans for shared parental leave. He first advocated the idea in his blogs on the Adam Smith Institute, where he highlighted that there isn't a gender pay gap but a motherhood pay gap.
He highlights how non-party political groups like the ASI find practical solutions which address the problem. However he also argues a better legislative solution would have been to virtually abolish maternity leave itself.Read more...
9 May 2012
Tim Worstall, senior fellow at the Adam Smith Institute, writes on Telegraph.co.uk on why the Euro will fall apart, arguing that it was an incredibly stupid idea in the first place.Read more...
8 May 2012
Sam Bowman, the Adam Smith Institute's Head of Research, argues on that Jeremy Vine Show that we should look to Germany and its austerity combined with growth. He points to Germany's labour market reforms, making it easier for firms to hire and fire people, reducing taxes on labour and reducing public expenditure. Growth comes from the private sector not the state.
You can listen to his debate with Lindsey German on BBC Radio 2' Jeremy Vine Show here (from 6mins in).
4 May 2012
Dr Eamonn Butler writes a letter to the editor of The Daily Telegraph in response to coverage of Sir Mervyn King's speech on the financial crisis and the Bank of England's role in it.Read more...