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Let's kill the mansion tax once and for all

13 March 2013

Dr Madsen Pirie writes on on the mansion tax. He argues that it is a wealth tax that is economically illiterate, damaging and divisive. 


Sam on BBC 3's Free Speech

6 March 2013

Sam Bowman appears as a panel member on BBC 3's 'Free Speech'. He talks about the housing crisis, fizzy drinks tax and drugs legalisation, and was voted the winner of the panel discussion by the audience and Twitter followers. 



Sam on Radio 4 PM Show on austerity & Italy

27 February 2013

Sam Bowman appears on Radio 4's PM show talking on the Italian economy and the election results. He argues that Ireland has implemented much greater austerity measures than Italy, but because it has combined the measures with a liberalising of it's business environment, it has experienced much greater growth than Italy and many other Eurozone countries. 

You can listen to Sam here (from 9mins in) 


Osborne's Capital Gains increase cut his 'tax take'

26 February 2013

Our press release revealing that Capital Gains Tax revenues fell after the increase in the tax rate received both print and online coverage. 


Lib-Dems to let 1.3m low earners avoid paying tax

22 February 2013

Following on from the Adam Smith Institute's call to raise the personal allowance to minimum wage level, Danny Alexander MP tells the Evening Standard he wants this policy to be a Lib Dem pledge for the next election. 


Tax avoidance

20 February 2013

Dr Eamonn Butler talks about tax avoidance on BBC Radio WM.


Madsen on BBC Daily Politics discussing Capitalism and Marxism

15 February 2013

Dr Madsen Pirie, the ASI's President,  appears on Daily Politics to defend capitalism and argue that it has lifted more people out of poverty than any other force in human history. He argues that Karl Marx got it wrong and that when a country experiences economic growth, through capitalism, then everyone benefits, from the richest to the poorest. 


Social care reforms

12 February 2013

Dr Eamonn Butler talks on BBC Radio Five's Tony Livesey show on the government's policy of introducing a £75,000 cap on social care spending for the elderly.



Gay or straight, marriage should be out of the hands of the state

6 February 2013

Sam Bowman argues in The Guardian that marriage should be taken out of the hands of the state and privatised.


Too much cash for wind farms

4 February 2013

The ASI's report on 'The Limits of Windpower' received widespread print and online coverage. 



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