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Time to reject false choices and fears about immigration

17 September 2012

Sam Bowman writes in the New Statesman on the need for open borders to make the world's poorest better off and unlock the talent of more people.


UK's Osborne 'not delivering' on supply-side cuts

4 September 2012

Sam Bowman talks on Bloomberg TV on the cabinet reshuffle. He argues that Osborne has not done enough to encourage economic growth and needs to change his policy. The change of personalities at the top of departments is irrelevant if policy remains the same. The government needs to make deeper cuts,  reduce business and labour regulation and free up the planning system to allow economic growth.

You can watch his interview here

New infrastructure cannot dig us from our economic hole

24 August 2012

Dr Eamonn Butler writes in City AM on why we should focus on paying down debt rather than throwing money at infrastructure projects in an attempt to boost employment


The Economics of the Madhouse

21 August 2012

Dr Eamonn Butler writes a letter to The Guardian arguing that it would be a terrible idea for the government to start spending on big infrastructure projects. 


Voters say goodbye to nanny

20 August 2012

A new survey released by the ASI along with YouGov shows that Britons overwhelming reject the nanny state.

The report was covered by The Sun, Daily Telegraph and on over 30 regional newspapers. Madsen also went on BBC Radio London to discuss why people are fed up of being nannied by the state.


Reform the regulators before reforming the banks

5 August 2012

Senior Fellow Tim Ambler writes in ConservativeHome that the regulators were inept at supervising banks and deserve a fair share of the blame for the financial crisis.


France’s Tobin Tax will make a little but damage a lot

2 August 2012

Sam Bowman argues in City AM that the introduction of France's Tobin Tax will be damaging to France's economy.


Obama and Will Hutton live in a world outside of economics. Successful people don't owe the state.

23 July 2012

Tim Worstall writes on on Obama's comments that the state enables all business success and therefore everyone who is successful owes everything to success. 


Charge the Criminals, Not the Companies

17 July 2012

Dr Eamonn Butler argues that we need simpler rules and greater responsibility for those who break them in The Wall Street Journal Europe. 


Osborne’s City regulation plans make things worse

13 July 2012

The Adam Smith Institute released a report on why splitting the FSA into three will not improve financial regulation and will most likely make things worse. It received both print and online coverage. 



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