Being clever doesn’t make you right: Hawking regurgitates leftwing nonsense on the NHS

Stephen Hawking has weighed in on the debate about the future of the NHS with warnings about creeping privatization. His intervention has been widely celebrated on the left, but it is nothing but standard left-wing drivel (we refute the arguments against privatization here). Setting the tone in his Guardian column, Hawking initially makes the patently false [...]

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Why libertarians must leave virtue signalling to the left

After last week’s nationalist march in Charlottesville under the “Unite the Right” banner and the confrontations with civil rights protestors which ultimately left one [...]

The inequalities of the welfare state

Those who believe in free markets and individual responsibility are often chastised for being willing to leave people behind and fostering a society with unacceptable levels [...]

What you, and the regulators, should know about bank capital and market discipline

A decade on from the financial crisis and the capital markets continues to be in perilous shape, with international finance still dominated by a dozen or so financial [...]

The real reason behind ‘Our Broken Economy’

The NY Times today ran a much-hyped op-ed column entitled ‘Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart’. Said chart (below, produced by researchers including Thomas Piketty) [...]

Exploiting the lazy: are UK energy prices too high?

After holding prices steady for 4 years, last week British Gas raised electricity prices by 12.5%. The average dual fuel bill will go up by £76 a year, a 7.3% rise. Consumers [...]

Venezuela implodes; socialists seek excuses

As Venezuela burns, socialist everywhere are desperately trying to disown the tragedy. Over recent years, while it has become increasingly clearer that the country is in a [...]

Something rotten in the state of Denmark: Does Scandinavia get it right?

The ‘Scandinavian Model’ is revered on the left, held up as a beacon of socialism delivered; a utopia of high taxes, large public sectors, cradle-to-grave welfare and [...]

Are the rich greedy?

The rich, conventional wisdom has it, are greedy, unscrupulous and selfish. The left happily play into the stereotype, justifying wealth distribution not only with the need of [...]

How cheap money built the housing crisis

Those who crusade against inequality can find no better proof of a wealth gap than in the housing market: while many home owners have found themselves unexpectedly wealthy [...]

A Tale of Two Cities: What Grenfell Tower tells us about capitalism

David Lammy, the Tottenham Labour MP, gave an emotional interview in the days after the Grenfell Tower tragedy: ‘This is a tale of two cities. This is what Dickens was [...]