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...
3 May 2012
Dr Eamonn Butler argues in CityAM that Rupert Murdoch should not be forced to sell his shares in BSkyB following the Leveson enquiry.Read more...
1 May 2012
ASI Fellow Alex Singleton argues against Owen Jones (author of 'Chavs') on the Communist Manifesto on the Jeremy Vine Show. Alex argues that poison lies at the very heart of communist ideology and that The Communist Manifesto belongs with Mein Kampf, in the dustbins of history, along with all the other works of fanaticism that have sought to brutalise and stint the human condition.
You can listen to his interview on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show here (from 1:22:30)
30 April 2012
Sam Bowman argues on BBC Radio Scotland that Cardinal Keith O"Brien is wrong to call on the government to introduce a Robin Hood Tax. He argues that the tax would bring in any significant revenue, would drive traders abroad and would make everyone poorer. It would effectively wipe out derivatives trading and would be tantamount to economic suicide.
You can listen to his discussion on the Robin Hood Tax on BBC Radio Scotland here (from 2:14onwards).
20 April 2012
Tim Worstall, ASI senior fellow, writes on Telegraph.co.uk on why manufacturing should not be subsidised.Read more...
19 April 2012
Sam Bowman talks on BBC Radio Newcastle on why people should be able to strike as a last resort, but also why it shouldn't be enshrined in law. The current law is weighted in favour of the big unions who constantly threaten to strike. You don't need a union to guarantee you are treated well in a job - most people aren't members of unions and unions are no longer a necessity to ensure job security.
You can listen to the full interview here (from 22minutes in).
13 April 2012
Tom Clougherty writes on Politics First about whether the 2012 Budget can breathe life into the British economy.Read more...
26 March 2012
Following the ASI's entry to the Wolfson Competition the Daily Telegraph examines how Greece could leave the Euro and the key events which our fellow, Miles Saltiel, thinks are necessary to allow as smooth a transition as possible.Read more...