Government and Institutions

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on the legacy of Obama's presidency and what we have to look forward to with the new President. In her article Kate argues that the overarching attitude of Obama's eight-year administration has been one of arrogance, which drove the President's ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon comments in The Times

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Times today on the changing face of our high streets & how coffee shops are replacing pubs and snooker halls. In the article Chris contends that this trend has been driven by changing attitudes to alcohol and by the ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood comments in the Daily Mail

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Daily Mail on the call for employers to base hiring someone on their background rather than their qualifications. In the article Mark argues that forcing employers to hire people based on background rather than on skill set is a dangerous example ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times Business

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Times Business following Oxfam's report that claims eight people own the same wealth as half the world. In his article Mark argues that looking at individuals' net assets doesn't tell you much of moral or economic significance. If we truly want ... Continue reading

Nerissa Chesterfield appears on talkRADIO

Nerissa Chesterfield, communications officer at the Institute of Economic Affairs, appeared on talkRADIO to discuss Oxfam's inequality report. Nerissa points out that it is not recognised or acknowledged by Oxfam that some of these billionaires pay the highest and largest percentage of tax. She also notes Oxfam's strange preoccupation with the rich rather than focusing on the poor. Listen ... Continue reading
Markets and Morality

Kate Andrews writes for The Telegraph

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Telegraph about Oxfam's report out today. In her article Kate makes the case that Oxfam's gross misrepresentation of world poverty - adding up assets and subtracting wealth to get net wealth - fails to line up with everything else we know ... Continue reading
Markets and Morality

Len Shackleton writes for the International Business Times

Len Shackleton, Editorial Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for the International Business Times on Oxfam's inequality report. In his article Len argues that the wealthy individuals alluded to in this report have gained their riches largely through creating something which other people value highly, not by tax fiddles and government ... Continue reading

The IEA is quoted in the Huffington Post

The IEA has been quoted in the Huffington Post on Oxfam's report on inequality and the wealthiest people in the world. With this report Oxfam are demonising capitalism conveniently skimming over the fact that free markets have helped over 100 million people rise out of poverty in the last year alone. Read the full article ... Continue reading
Markets and Morality

Mark Littlewood is quoted in City AM

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented on Oxfam's latest report on the 'wealth gap' for City AM. In the article Mark takes the report's methodology to task pointing out that Oxfam add assets and subtract wealth to make 'net wealth' which implies that some of the poorest in the ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews appears on The Victoria Derbyshire Show

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on The Victoria Derbyshire show to discuss Oxfam's latest report on inequality. In the interview Kate argues that there seems to be very little acknowledgement of the fact that over 100 million people were brought out of poverty in 2016 alone - particularly ... Continue reading