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●  John Triggs celebrates the 150th anniversary of Samuel Smiles’ Self-Help

●  Eustace Davie reviews They Meant Well: Government Project Disasters

●  Peter J. Boettke and William J. Luther explain the ordinary economics of an extraordinary crisis (pdf)

●  James Bartholomew asks whether welfare ruins ambition (video)

●  Patrick Basham and John Luik on why tobacco displays do not cause young people to smoke

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Richard Wellings was educated at Oxford and the London School of Economics, completing a PhD on transport and environmental policy at the latter in 2004. He joined the Institute in 2006 as Deputy Editorial Director. Richard is the author, co-author or editor of several papers, books and reports, including Towards Better Transport (Policy Exchange, 2008), A Beginner’s Guide to Liberty (Adam Smith Institute, 2009), High Speed 2: The Next Government Project Disaster? (IEA , 2011) and Which Road Ahead - Government or Market? (IEA, 2012). He is a Senior Fellow of the Cobden Centre and the Economic Policy Centre.