Lifestyle Economics
Sin and consumption taxes, including taxes on tobacco and alcohol, cost low income people more than 37% of their income (as opposed to only 15% for richer Britons). Cutting these taxes can have significant benefits to the economy and lower the disproportionate burden on low income Britons. ieaTV explores the effect of sin taxes in ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics
Christopher Snowdon, Director of IEA Lifestyle Economics, on the threats to consumer choice in our society – and why free market mechanisms produce better outcomes than heavy-handed state regulation.... Continue reading
Speakers: Neil Goulden, Chairman, Association of British Bookmakers Anthony Jennens, Chairman, Gamcare Christopher Snowdon, Head of the IEA Lifestyle Economics Tom Greatrex MP Eugene Farrar, While many businesses continue to struggle, one industry has weathered the economic storm better than most. The traditionally recession-proof bookmaking industry has moved out of the backstreets and onto the ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics
The Institute of Economic Affairs held an exclusive head-to-head debate on Drugs: The War We Never Fought between Peter Hitchens and Chris Snowdon. Journalist, broadcaster and author Peter Hitchens (whose new book provides the title for this session) argues that politicians, lawyers and police long ago gave up any serious attempt to restrict drug use ... Continue reading