#IEAsolation episode 1: The mad rules waived because of the coronavirus!

INTRODUCING… #IEAsolation! The IEA’s thinkers, economists and spokespeople are isolated along with the rest of the country, but that hasn’t stopped the classical liberal thoughts and ideas that normally emanate from our office in Westminster!

Join us as we react to the weekly madness unleashed by the response to coronavirus.

In thinking about how Westminster can minimise harm from the coronavirus the answer isn’t always flash policy or intervention. If anything, some of the best policy responses are coming not from imposing new regulations, but from loosening or scrapping old ones. In fact, many such rules were never needed in the first place. To that end, a Twitter hashtag, #NeverNeeded, is collecting a small but growing list of ideas for rules to get rid of, as well as rules that already have been eased.

Joining the IEA’s Digital Manager, Darren Grimes, to discuss just a few of these liberalisations is the IEA’s Director General Mark Littlewood, the IEA’s Head of Regulatory Affairs, Victoria Hewson, and the IEA’s Head of Lifestyle Economics, Christopher Snowdon. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to ensure you don’t miss out on the next episode, you can find more blogs films and reports at https://iea.org.uk.