Tag Archive for Economics

Video: Bob Layson on the Management of The Economy

Bob Layson

Do economies actually exist or are there merely patterns of trade between consenting, economising, producers? It is undeniable that countries and governments and the people subject to them, exist. Various prods and pats given by governments (tariffs, bounties, taxes, subsidies, prescriptions and prohibitions, issuance of state money) certainly exist too, and are described as being…

Why Hayek matters

Friedrich Hayek portrait

This Wednesday 26 September at the St Stephens Club: Dr Eamonn Butler talks to the Adam Smith Institute about the relevance of the ideas of Friedrich Hayek to understanding contemporary economic issues. Dr Butler also seems likely to talk about his book “Friedrich Hayek”, which will be on sale. Many of you will be all…

Why Britain needs the euro – Sep 6th

Euro on note

Libertarians are known for enjoying a good debate, and rumours abound that we are also partial  to hot headed arguments. I am hoping that this last generalistion turns out to be unjustified on September 6th because I think that this month’s speaker at the Rose and Crown will edge Harry Aldridges’ UKIP sales pitch as…

The value of money is …?

I stumbled upon this thought provoking sentence in an otherwise flawed comment at the Telegraph considering the value of the Bristol Pound versus that of sterling: Money has no inherent value, it is a means of exchange and a tool. What gives it value, is the acceptance by Govt as tax. An interesting idea. To…

Authur Laffer on the Laffer Curve

[One of] a few of the advances that powered this extraordinary century Time I remember once passing a stall manned by socialists and surrounded by a small huddle of voters. I had a few seconds, but only a few seconds, to express my distaste before getting back to paid work. I listened for a few…

Why Bad Economics Won’t Go Away

The Young Briton’s Foundation has invited Yaron Brook to Parliament to answer a fascinating question: Why is it that people don’t seem to learn from experience? It is clear that our existing Keynesian economic policies have failed miserably. We can compare controlled economies with those less controlled, and compare more regulated sectors of our own…

2020 Tax Commission Report

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The 2020 Tax Commission has published it’s report. The Tax Payer’s Alliance, who contributed to the report said: The Commission is calling for radical but realistic reform of our tax system which we believe is vital to kick start growth in the face of economic stagnation. The plans are ambitious but could be implemented by…