Society and Culture
You’re listening to Live from Lord North Street, a podcast from the Institute of Economic Affairs. Back in June, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was kicked out of the Red Hen restaurant in Virginia, because the owner didn’t like her association with President Donald Trump’s administration. Is this an act of discrimination, perfectly within one’s right, ... Continue reading
Watch Daniel Ben-Ami, Jimmy McLoughlin, and Dr Steve Davies (Chair) take part in our THINK 2016 panel: “How Life As We Know It Is Changing” --- Has innovation tailed off or are we at the start of a series of transformations? What can we look forward to from science, technology and business? Will we all ... Continue reading
Watch Timandra Harkness deliver her THINK 2016 talk: “Humans v Robots: Will They Take Our Jobs?” --- Are most of the jobs we now have going to be automated away – and not replaced? If so what are the implications? Should we panic or welcome this? How would an economist view the disappearance of work? ... Continue reading
Society and Culture
To learn more about bias and the BBC, read our report: In Focus: The case for privatising the BBC. --- In our first of two videos on the BBC, the IEA's Head of Public Policy Ryan Bourne highlights a number of case studies, which suggest the BBC exhibits relative biases in a number of areas. ... Continue reading
Society and Culture
What will the BBC look like in the future? And how will the broadcaster fare if the licence fee is scrapped? The IEA brought together Janet Daley (Daily Telegraph), Patrick McIntosh (Voice of Viewer and Listener), Simon Jenkins (Guardian), Tim Congdon (author of Privatise the BBC), James Heath (BBC) and IEA Education Director Steve Davies to ... Continue reading
Society and Culture
An evening panel discussion on football and business, and how the self-regulating nature of the football market can be seen as the embodiment of the Big Society. Speakers: Prof Chris Brady, Dean, BPP Business School Dr Stephen Davies, Education Director, IEA Prof J R Shackleton, Professor of Economics, University of East London Prof Stefan Szymanski, ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions
Americans went to the polls on 6 November to choose not only a President, but also to determine control of the Senate and House of Representatives. Their choices will have a major impact on global economic performance. Will the United States continue to over-spend, incurring trillion dollar deficits? Will there be sweeping entitlement reform? Or ... Continue reading