Renowned author Matt Ridley gave 2018's Hayek Memorial Lecture. Matt’s books – which include The Rational Optimist and The Evolution of Everything – have sold over a million copies and been translated into 31 languages. His TED talk “When Ideas Have Sex” has been viewed more than two million times. During his distinguished career, he’s ... Continue reading
Education
On our podcast this week, we're joined by Sophie Sandor, an independent filmmaker and education expert, and Madeline Grant, Editorial Manager at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Interviewed by the IEA's Digital Manager Darren Grimes, Sophie and Madeline take a look at state education in Britain - which currently operates in a near monopoly for ... Continue reading
The idea of the “Entrepreneurial State” or the “state as investor” has taken off in recent years - following the release of an influential book by economist Mariana Mazzucato. This view that state investment weighs very heavily in economic growth, now forms the basis of contemporary public policy. Our government’s Industrial Strategy effectively proposes that ... Continue reading
Economic Theory
Socialists claim that previous versions of socialism went wrong because of external constraints, or because it happened in the wrong place, or because the wrong people took over, and so on. Fair enough. Let’s do a thought experiment, then, in which we just assume all those factors away. Let’s do a thought experiment of a ... Continue reading
fter months of anticipation, Theresa May’s government has finally fleshed out in detail their view of Britain's future relationship with the EU - but what would these proposals really look like in practice? Today we’re joined by members of the IEA’s Trade and International Competition Unit, who give their view of the Chequers proposals and ... Continue reading
You're listening to Live From Lord North Street, a podcast from the Institute of Economic Affairs. Today we're joined by the IEA’s Director General Mark Littlewood and Research Director Jamie Whyte on the 70th birthday of the National Health Service. Interviewed by News Editor Kate Andrews, they discuss how - despite all the praise around ... Continue reading