“The Alternative Manifesto” by Eamonn Butler

This book is a must for anyone with an interest in the role of government and the extent to which it can, and does, detach itself from the purpose of serving the population over which it presides. James Madison, the USA’s fourth President and the “Father of the Constitution” must be turning in his grave, having been able to say at the time “Hitherto charters have been written grants of privileges by Government to the people. Here they are written grants of power by the people to their Governments.”

IEA Pensions and Financial Regulation Fellow

Terry Arthur is a fellow of Pensions and Financial Regulation at the Institute of Economic Affairs and has written on this subject for a number of publications, working closely with Philip Booth, Editorial and Programme Director at the IEA.