Christopher Snowdon comments for City AM

Christopher Snowdon, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics, has commented on the government's decision to re-open in the Summer of last year, as opposed to delaying our Covid recovery. He argued that “Omicron was a major bump in the road, but England’s strategy of opening up in summer and rolling out boosters in the autumn has ... Continue reading
In 2021, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published proposals to add to the Listing Rules targets for women and ethnic minorities on boards, and additional reporting requirements on diversity in senior leadership positions. The proposals show the FCA engaging in highly contestable political activism that will impose costs on companies. They also demonstrate the limitations ... Continue reading

Marc Glendening writes for CapX

Marc Glendening, IEA Head of Cultural Affairs, has written an article for CapX in which he describes the threats to free society currently plaguing the UK. Marc argues that an illiberal ideology propagated by those he describes as the 'Culture Control Left', has entered institutions such as the Metropolitan Police and is now manifesting itself ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz writes for CapX

Kristian Niemietz, IEA Head of Political Economy, has penned an article for CapX on the vitriol aimed at Molly-Mae Hague, former reality TV star and now, Creative Director of fashion retailer, PrettyLittleThing. The backlash comes after Molly-Mae asserted in an interview conducted in December, that, "You’re given one life and it’s down to you what ... Continue reading
Markets and Morality
Last month, Instagram influencer and fashion entrepreneur Molly-Mae Hague appeared on a podcast on business-related issues. She made a fairly anodyne comment about career success: "You're given one life and it's down to you what you do with it, like, you can literally go in any direction. […] [O]bviously we all have different backgrounds and ... Continue reading
Markets and Morality
“I applaud your aim to build on the success of the IEA in Europe, America and further afield.”  So wrote the Prime Minister to Antony Fisher forty years ago. No-one did more to fulfil that aim than Linda Whetstone. A vibrant network of now 500 think tanks in 100 countries, many very far afield indeed ... Continue reading
Society and Culture
It is with great sadness that we write of the passing of Linda Whetstone. Linda was Chairman of the Atlas Network, an international association of free-market think tanks, and of Network for a Free Society. As the daughter of Sir Anthony Fisher, co-founder of the Institute of Economic Affairs, she followed his legacy as a ... Continue reading
Society and Culture
It is with great sadness that we write of the passing of Linda Whetstone. Linda was Chairman of the Atlas Network, an international association of free-market think tanks, and of Network for a Free Society. As the daughter of Sir Anthony Fisher, co-founder of the Institute of Economic Affairs, she followed his legacy as a ... Continue reading

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

Annabel Denham, IEA Director of Communications, has written a piece for The Spectator on the potential for public non-compliance to undermine recently introduced Covid restrictions. As Annabel points out, resistance to the measures would come as little surprise. "Millions of people obeyed the rules and received their jab believing this would make draconian restrictions unnecessary. ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

Mark Littlewood, Director General of the IEA, has written his fornnightly column in The Times on the potential for Christmas to provide a much-needed economic boost following 20 months of Coronavirus-related disruption. Mark argues that regardless of what one thinks of the spiritual meaning of Christmas, that the resultant economic uplift is a cause for ... Continue reading