Month: May 2017

Stuff ain’t free: has the time come for higher taxes?

Dishonesty is an unfortunate characteristic of most politicians. Famous for breaking promises, the profession struggles with an image of untrustworthiness. [...]

Bad timing for a bad manifesto

The Tory manifesto has consigned Thatcherism to history and replaced it with what the press calls Mayism. The new ‘ism’ turns its back on the belief in [...]

Why it is madness to nationalise the utilities

The debate about whether some industries are better off in public ownership has been resurrected in the UK after the extreme-left Labour party of Jeremy Corbyn [...]

A minimum wage is poor economics

Minimum wage legislation has become the go-to policy in developed economies when trying to deal with years of sluggish wage growth and rising inequality.  [...]

How stupid is Labour? Oh, the Robin Hood Tax is back…

The UK General Election campaign is fundamentally not very exciting, as the result is a foregone conclusion: the Conservatives will win a significant majority [...]

Kindergarten economics: Labour’s moronic policy list is an insult to the electorate

The Labour Party has published a series of policies leading up to the publication of their manifesto. At least, that’s what is claimed. It is hard to tell if [...]