Adam Smith Institute

Why is big business so interested in left-wing politics?

29 May 2015 10:23

Numerous commentators have noted how the Irish marriage referendum was influenced by big business, especially Californian-based companies like Google. It’s one…

The state should send many more poor children to private schools

29 July 2014 15:08

Better capital makes us richer. That’s uncontroversial when it comes to fixed capital like machine tools and computers, but it’s…

Has Osborne learnt the right lessons from Adam Smith?

20 March 2012 14:58

According to Rachel Sylvester in The Times (£) today, George Osborne’s love of soaking the rich — from the non-dom…

Sorry, Tristram — but capitalism is just what the British public does

23 January 2012 9:26

Tristram Hunt, the historian and Labour MP, has written a brilliant rebuttal to my piece in the Telegraph last week,…

Tobin’s folly

18 August 2011 10:55

The Eurozone Tobin tax announced on Tuesday by Merkel and Sarkozy is intended to reduce market volatility. It could have…

Confiscation through inflation

22 March 2011 17:09

Inflation has now reached its highest level for 20 years, today’s figures reveal. But we will suffer not just because…

The NHS needs reform, but are Lansley’s the way to do it?

18 March 2011 15:37

I am in two minds about Andrew Lansley’s proposed reforms of the National Health Service, the cornerstone of which is…

Why we must remember the lessons of the Anglo-Scottish Enlightenment

7 December 2010 14:20

The Adam Smith Institute kindly asked me to speak at their Christmas reception last night, and yesterday I was mulling…

Going for broke

29 November 2010 11:23

It won’t be for a while yet, but the UK seems headed for another financial crisis. And this time, the…