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Just Rewards

Type: ReportsWritten by Sam Bowman | Monday 05 November 2012

Sam Bowman argues that a 'living wage' can be secured by taking the poor out of tax, not by raising the minimum wage and risking creating unemployment.

Do libertarians apologise for autocracy?

Type: Think PiecesWritten by Sam Bowman | Wednesday 31 August 2011

An article claiming that libertarians support autocracy has made ripples online. In this article, Sam Bowman rebuts that article and argues that its author fundamentally misunderstands – and misrepresents – his topic.

International aid should be abolished

Type: Think PiecesWritten by Sam Bowman | Friday 22 October 2010

In this article Sam Bowman argues that the biggest mistake made by the government in the Comprehensive Spending Review is the announcement that the Department for International Development's (DfID) budget will be increased by 37 percent by 2015.

An international development policy that works

Type: ReportsWritten by Sam Bowman | Tuesday 20 April 2010

In An international development policy that works: Why the Conservative Party should rethink its commitment to development aid Sam Bowman argues that the UK Conservatives have failed to propose the radical policy overhaul needed to make the Department for International Development (DFID) an effective body. He suggests scrapping the pledge to spend 0.7% of national GDP on international development aid each year, and focusing instead on private donations, economic migration and unilateral tariff reduction.

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