A new report from Policy Exchange (strapline: David Cameron’s favourite think tank) has apparently “re-ignited” the “controversial” debate about tobacco. The document is an enthusiastic embrace of central planning dogma over free market common sense. As Ayn Rand said, if you end with the wrong conclusions you should always check your premises - the authors seem to start with socialist ... Continue reading
Policy Exchange has just released a report aptly titled Poverty of Ambition, which criticises the major parties’ approach to child poverty. It explains why our conventional poverty measures are flawed and how this translates into misguided policies. In order to meet the relative child poverty targets, incomes at the bottom of the distribution have to ... Continue reading