Economic Affairs

Eight years since The Orange Book (Volume 32.2)


Government and Institutions

It's time for a radical overhaul of state-funded charities


Education reforms at risk unless government allows for-profit free schools

Have the Liberal Democrats 'reclaimed liberalism'?
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Main articles

Eight years since The Orange Book: have the Liberal Democrats ‘reclaimed’ liberalism? by Thomas Papworth
Classical liberalism in the Liberal Party since 1886 by Stephen Davies
The Orange Book – turning right or changing gears? by Emma Sanderson-Nash
The Liberal Democrats and supply-side economics by Tim Leunig
The Orange Book, education and social mobility by Paul Marshall
The Orange Book: eight years on by David Laws
The Orange Book, the Liberal Democrats and economic freedom by Thomas Papworth

Other articles

Fat taxes and other interventions won’t cure obesity by Barrie M. Craven, Michael L. Marlow and Alden F. Shiers
Prescription for conflict: why the alliance between the pharmaceutical industry and the anti-tobacco movement is not in the best interests of smokers by Patrick Basham and John C. Luik
Control rights (and wrongs) by Andrew G. Haldane
Comment on the 2011 Wincott Lecture, ‘Control rights (and wrongs)’ by Martin Wolf
Sir Waldron Smithers and the muddle of the Tory middle by Andrew Farrant and Nicola Tynan
Protectionism and property rights: Coasian bargaining and debt-for-nature swaps by Bradley K. Hobbs
What eludes international agreements on climate change? The economics of global public goods by S. Niggol Seo
The internalisation of environmental externalities affecting dwellings: a review of court cases in Hong Kong by Rita Yi Man Li

Economic viewpoints

The China Model: is it a golden formula? by Kenli Schoolland
The decisions of the Shadow Monetary Policy Committee and Monetary Policy Committeee since 2002 by Jahyun Koo, Ivan Paya and David A. Peel
The decisions of the Shadow Monetary Policy Committee and Monetary Policy Committee since 2002: a rejoinder by David B. Smith
The ageing population: crunch time for government reforms by Les Mayhew and Ben Rickayzen


Liquidity trap claptrap by Tim Congdon
A brief political economy of the Eurozone crisis by Razeen Sally
Omega Schools, Ghana by James Stanfield
Zimbabwe’s future and the ‘Kimberley Process’ by Roger Bate
Do the worst get on top? An answer from public choice by John Meadowcroft

Book reviews

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