Madeline Grant

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  • In defence of tax cuts – yes, even now

    Madeline Grant

    The Conservative Party leadership election and rising prices have sparked a national debate about whether now is the time for … Continue reading "In defence of tax cuts – yes, even now"


  • How the Culture War is creating an “offence inflation”

    Madeline Grant

    The current Tory leadership contest has so far focused largely on quite specific economic differences between the contenders. Neither Liz … Continue reading "How the Culture War is creating an “offence inflation”"


  • The Dyson outrage is a load of hot air

    Madeline Grant

    James Dyson’s decision to relocate the headquarters of his company to Singapore has sparked a hyperbolic and predictable outcry. Dyson, … Continue reading "The Dyson outrage is a load of hot air"


  • All hail the Mayor of San Diego!

    Madeline Grant

    All hail the Mayor of San Diego! Earlier this week, Californian lawmaker Kevin Faulconer outlined an ambitious overhaul of the city’s … Continue reading "All hail the Mayor of San Diego!"


  • From Ancient Greece to modern day Iran, sanctions have a history of failure

    Madeline Grant

    Around the world, growing numbers of governments are using economic sanctions as a tool to influence the behaviour of other … Continue reading "From Ancient Greece to modern day Iran, sanctions have a history of failure"


  • Twitter’s latest suspension proves motive doesn’t matter anymore

    Madeline Grant

    Following a short leave of absence, Titania McGrath is back. For the uninitiated, this is a parody Twitter account, which … Continue reading "Twitter’s latest suspension proves motive doesn’t matter anymore"


  • There has never been a better time to simplify our labyrinthine tax code

    Madeline Grant

    Benjamin Franklin once noted that “nothing is certain, except death and taxes”. Given recent developments, I’d add government incompetence in … Continue reading "There has never been a better time to simplify our labyrinthine tax code"


  • From aspiration to the cost of living, politicians of all stripes have forgotten their roots

    Madeline Grant

    Over the past week, politicians from both sides of the House have been railing against ‘corporate excess’ in all its … Continue reading "From aspiration to the cost of living, politicians of all stripes have forgotten their roots"


  • The history of dating – ‘It’s the economy, stupid!’ (Part 2)

    Madeline Grant

    Continued from Part 1. In contrast, societies where men are in short supply often tend towards permissiveness and lower levels … Continue reading "The history of dating – ‘It’s the economy, stupid!’ (Part 2)"


  • The history of dating – ‘it’s the economy, stupid’ (Part 1)

    Madeline Grant

    In 1992, the economist Gary Becker received the Nobel Prize for extending economic analysis to spheres of human behaviour previously … Continue reading "The history of dating – ‘it’s the economy, stupid’ (Part 1)"


  • Pay gaps and the limits of central planning (Part 2)

    Madeline Grant

    Continued from Part 1.  Those pushing for equality of outcome also fail to acknowledge all-important tradeoffs and unintended consequences of … Continue reading "Pay gaps and the limits of central planning (Part 2)"


  • Pay gaps and the limits of central planning (Part 1)

    Madeline Grant

    ‘Equal Pay Day’ has passed – thankfully, without the media frenzy which usually attends this non-event. Much of it, I … Continue reading "Pay gaps and the limits of central planning (Part 1)"