IEA Director General Mark Littlewood is joined by Steve Baker MP and our Senior Academic Fellow Professor Philip Booth to examine how we finance the government's spending surge. The lockdown has seen economies shrink, pushing governments to borrow at rates never seen in peacetime. What does the future hold for fiscal responsibility? Are we right ... Continue reading
Tax and Fiscal Policy
The IEA's Director General Mark Littlewood interviews renowned American economist Dr Arthur Laffer. Recognized by Time Magazine in 1999 as one of “The Great Minds of the Century,” Laffer is best known for the Laffer curve, an illustration of the theory that there exists a tax rate between 0% and 100% that will result in maximum tax ... Continue reading
Tax and Fiscal Policy
Recognized by Time Magazine in 1999 as one of “The Great Minds of the Century,” Laffer is best known for the Laffer curve, an illustration of the theory that there exists a tax rate between 0% and 100% that will result in maximum tax revenue for governments.... Continue reading
Economic Theory
The Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesman and former Minister of Health, sits down with Sam Collins, Policy Advisor to the Director General, to discuss liberalism, the size of the state and individual health budgets.... Continue reading
Government and Institutions
The IEA is proud to announce our newest project - The Paragon Initiative. Over the next five years the IEA will put every area of government activity under the microscope, identify what government should, and should not, be doing and identify best practice from around the world to improve services. This wide-ranging and comprehensive project ... Continue reading
Economic Theory
Tim Montgomerie, founder of the Good Right, a Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute, the creator of the ConservativeHome website, a co-founder of the Centre for Social Justice, joined Mark Littlewood for a wide ranging discussion at this IEA event. They talked about the election, the differences in philosophies and how the 'right' can be successful.... Continue reading
Government and Institutions
The TaxPayers' Alliance hosted the 2015 IEA/TPA Budget Briefing, with IEA Director General Mark Littlewood and TPA Chief Executive Jonathan Isaby being joined by James Bloodworth (Editor, Left Foot Forward), Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP (Conservative) and Jeremy Browne MP (Lib Dem) to discuss the Budget.... Continue reading