Boris Johnson’s government recently unveiled plans to increase national insurance contributions to pay for social care but concerns were raised from across the political spectrum. Some protested on fairness grounds, because the burden would fall on the working age population. Others said the fact that the money will initially be funnelled towards trying to bring ... Continue reading
Last month, food and medicine shortages sparked riots in Cuba, with people rallying against the communist regime. Protesters were heard calling: “We have no fear” and “Down with the dictatorship” as they staged the biggest revolt against the government for decades. IEA Communications & Marketing Assistant, Kieran Neild-Ali, sat down with Head of Political Economy ... Continue reading
On June 5th 2021, the Group of Seven (G-7) nations reached a landmark agreement, supporting the creation of a global minimum corporate tax rate of at least 15% on multinational companies. This feeds into the existing efforts of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Later in July 2021, the G-20 also backed this ... Continue reading
William Easterly is Professor of Economics at New York University and Co-director of the NYU Development Research Institute, which won the 2009 BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge in Development Cooperation Award. He is the author of three books: The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor(March 2014), The White Man’s Burden: ... Continue reading
Dr Steve Davies (Head of Education, IEA) sits down with Alex Deane to discus Alex's new book 'Lessons From History - Hidden heroes and villains of the past, and what we can learn from them'. In Lessons from History, Alex Deane takes us on an uproarious romp through the tales you didn’t hear at school. ... Continue reading
Marc Glendenning (Head of Cultural Affairs, IEA) sits down with Dennis Hayes to discuss Dennis's chapter in the IEA's new book 'Having Your Say'. Dennis's chapter focuses on how trade unions have forgotten about free speech. You can read Having Your Say here - Trade unions, in the past among the fiercest proponents of ... Continue reading
Professor Len Shackleton (Research and Editorial Fellow, IEA) sits down with Dr Nick Cowen to discuss Nick's chapter in the IEA's new book 'Having Your Say'. Nick's chapter focuses on tolerating extreme speech. You can read Having Your Say here - Nick is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences ... Continue reading