The Adam Smith Institute's policy priorities are driven by a desire to rid the system of rent-seeking and inefficiencies that destroy wealth, and to create public services that are both innovative and in the hands of the people who use them, not the people who run them.

This list is not comprehensive – we also, for instance, favour drug legalisation and intellectual property reform – but it reflects our thinking on the issues that matter most to us when we think about how to create a richer, freer, happier world.