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 election campaign, with the extreme-left Labour [...]

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 [...]