Dr Madsen Pirie

Dr Madsen Pirie is President of the Adam Smith Institute.  He subscribes to a broadly empirical and libertarian philosophy and values the insights of the Austrian School of Economics.  He has written books on logic, philosophy, economics, and children's science fiction.  His own website is at www.madsen-pirie.com

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Spending by any other name

Written by | Tuesday 7 September 2010

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There's a simple way to clear the university logjam

Written by | Wednesday 1 September 2010

Today, more than 100,000 students with decent grades, will begin the scrabble for the smallest number of clearing places in decades. Droves of young people will be turned away proving what everyone already knows: university finances are in a mess.

What’s the solution? Some advocate uncapping fees, which is just a short-term sticking plaster. Others want to tax graduates, which would put funds into the Treasury, but not necessarily the lecture hall.

A hundred days of coalition

Written by | Saturday 21 August 2010

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Can austerity trigger growth?

Written by | Wednesday 7 July 2010

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Eightsome reel

Written by | Sunday 4 July 2010

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Ireland leaves recession

Written by | Friday 2 July 2010

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