●  Tim Congdon analyses Britain’s public debt crisis

●  George Selgin suggests the US economy would be better off without the Federal Reserve

●  Oliver Hartwich bemoans the lack of ideology in modern politics

●  Samuel Gregg on rethinking economics in the post-crisis world

●  Philip Booth examines development aid and the papal encyclical

●  John Blundell argues against government subsidies for the arts

●  Patrick Basham and John Luik explain why banning alcohol ads won’t cure alcoholism



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.