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Why Marx was wrong about capitalism

Type: Think PiecesWritten by Dr Madsen Pirie | Thursday 11 April 2013

Dr Madsen Pirie's speech in opposition to the motion: "Karl Marx was right. Capitalism post-2008 is falling apart under Its own contradictions."

"Like many public figures who leave a legacy, either in their writings or their deeds, Karl Marx was sometimes right and sometimes wrong.  I concentrate on some of the things about which he was wrong."

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Britons say no to Nanny!

Type: ReportsWritten by Dr Madsen Pirie | Monday 20 August 2012

A new Adam Smith Institute briefing paper based on a YouGov poll commissioned by the Institute reveals that large majorities of the British public reject many aspects of the nanny state and prefer to make their own decisions.

The growth agenda: The self-employment option

Type: ReportsWritten by Dr Madsen Pirie | Monday 09 January 2012

How one small change in mindset could free millions of SMEs from onerous regulation and tax by allowing more of their employees to register as self-employed. 

 

There's a simple way to clear the university logjam

Type: Think PiecesWritten by Dr Madsen Pirie | Wednesday 01 September 2010

In this article Dr Madsen Pirie discusses private options for university funding, arguing against a graduate tax. He proposes universities follow the Harvard model of funding and that the government should promote bequests to universities through tax relief.

Robin Hood Tax: why 350 economists are utterly wrong

Type: Think PiecesWritten by Dr Madsen Pirie | Monday 15 February 2010

A new tax on financial transactions is the wrong way to help the world's poor, argues Madsen Pirie.

The wide gaps in the pre-Budget report

Type: Think PiecesWritten by Dr Madsen Pirie | Friday 11 December 2009

Alistair Darling had a chance to start to repair the nation's finances for the future. But he blew it, writes Madsen Pirie.

The BBC: Auntie or Floozy?

Type: Think PiecesWritten by Dr Madsen Pirie | Friday 13 November 2009

The bloated expense claims by BBC personnel provides further evidence that the broadcaster cannot be trusted to handle taxpayers' cash, argues Madsen Pirie.

Lord Stern is wrong: giving up meat is no way to save the planet

Type: Think PiecesWritten by Dr Madsen Pirie | Tuesday 27 October 2009

Technological advances, not "live more simply" environmentalism, will deliver a greener planet.

Competition in postal delivery is the solution

Type: Think PiecesWritten by Dr Madsen Pirie | Tuesday 20 October 2009

Customers must be offered an alternative to the service which has been constantly interrupted by unofficial action, and which now threatens them with a total stoppage, argues Madsen Pirie.

The Archbishop of Canterbury caricatures consumers and fires at token targets

Type: Think PiecesWritten by Dr Madsen Pirie | Tuesday 13 October 2009

Most people are not like Rowan Williams' caricature of consumers who find no room for life's finer experiences.

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