Our Head of Lifestyle Economics, Christopher Snowdon, investigates the persistent claims from the media that junk food and ready meals are more affordable than fruit and veg - proving that your five a day recommendation can be met for as little as 30p. Read our report, 'Cheap as Chips: Is a Healthy Diet Affordable?' to get ... Continue reading
Our Head of Education, Dr Steve Davies, outlines the fifth pillar of a free society: a spontaneous economy. Steve explains that, rather than being imposed from above by political authorities, free societies are spontaneous. They build up from the actions of individuals, and the principles of peaceful cooperation created by the free market. The films ... Continue reading
In our fourth film, IEA Head of Education, Dr Steve Davies, outlines the fourth pillar of a free society: justice and the rule of law. Steve outlines the qualities essential to a fair and proportional justice system; and the importance of the rule of law in any free society. The films are based on our book ... Continue reading
Our Head of Education Dr Steve Davies outlines the third pillar of a free society: a free economy. He explains how free economies can lead to innovation and wealth creation much more successfully than other forms of economies. He notes that actors must be entering into trade voluntarily, and cannot be taking part due to politics, fear ... Continue reading
IEA Fellow Len Shackleton sat down with ieaTV to discuss his latest co-authored book "Getting the State out of Pre-School & Childcare: Ending the nannying of UK parents'. In the video, Len discusses the history of childcare in the UK; and how the increasing subsidies for 'free' childcare have lead to a bloat, over-regulated system ... Continue reading
The IEA is launching a series of short videos outlining the key elements of a free society, explained by our Head of Education Dr Steve Davies. In this video - the second in the series - Steve outlines another pillar of a free society: greater equality. He explains how, contrary to popular belief, modern societies are ... Continue reading
ieaTV sat down with Peter Ainsworth to discuss Britain's acute skills shortage and how universities are key to resolving it. Peter is the Managing Director of EM Applications and author of the IEA's 2014 paper on reforming university funding, 'Universities challenged: funding higher education through a free-market ‘graduate tax’, which you can read here.... Continue reading
IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon discusses Britain's so-called 'obesity epidemic', and the flawed public health approach towards it. Chris explains how people struggling with obesity are unfairly scapegoated for the NHS's problems, as obesity costs less than half as much as the government claims. For more on this topic, read our report 'Obesity ... Continue reading