Government and Institutions

Milei brings a breath of fresh air to Davos


Energy and Environment

Christopher Snowdon writes in Reaction


Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Mail

Matthew Lesh writes in The Telegraph

IEA Director of Public Policy and Communications Matthew Lesh has written in The Daily Telegraph discussing Argentinian President Javier Milei’s address to the World Economic Forum in Davos and staunchly defended the ideas of free markets and individual liberty.

Matthew wrote:

To be clear, the World Economic Forum is not a secret cabal trying to run the world, as the conspiracy theorists often claim. Davos is more of a skiing jolly and opportunity for global elites to grandstand on fashionable causes like social justice and “misinformation”. It also epitomises a form of crony capitalism, in which Big Business and Big Government come together at the expense of smaller competitors and the public. It is built on the arrogant notion that the world’s problems can be solved by top-down solutions.

“Milei took the opportunity to provide a forthright rejection of corporatism and socialism, and inject a much-needed defence of Western liberal values into the discussion. “We are here to tell you that collectivist experiments are never the solution to the problems that afflict the citizens of the world, rather they are the root cause,” he said. A professional economist prior to being elected, Milei has a firm philosophical and empirical grounding, unlike most modern politicians.”

Read Matthew’s full piece here.