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IEA Occasional Lecture: Hayek v. Keynes

The IEA announcement explains: The great Austrian economist Hayek was the principal defender of the classical policies of Adam Smith and Keynes‘s chief antagonist. The classical model of Adam Smith, his “system of natural liberty,” favoured saving, balanced budgets, sound money (gold standard), free trade and laissez faire. Keynes’s “new” economics sought to turn the classical model…

April events

Dates for your diary: 10th April 7pm- The Westminster Village Pub Quiz– The Freedom Association’s monthly event at the Old Star pub. Max 5 per team,  £2 to enter and each member of the winning team will receive a bottle of Freedom Lager! 18th April- The Euro ‘end game’?– The IEA and Bloomberg host a lunch…

Hayek Memorial Lecture

This Thursday brings the IEA’s Annual Hayek Memorial Lecture with Professor Elinor Ostrom, speaking on the “Future of the Commons: Beyond Market Failure and Government Regulation.” Wikipedia summarises her work thusly: Ostrom is considered one of the leading scholars in the study of common pool resources (CPR). In particular, Ostrom’s work emphasizes how humans interact…

IEA event: How China Became Capitalist

In my inbox today: How China Became Capitalist 26 April 2012, 6.30pm IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street) How did China become capitalist, and will she remain so? The growth of a form of capitalism in China is one of the major economic events of the post-war period. Even…

Notes from an IEA seminar

On Saturday I attended the third Norman Barry Seminar for the Study of Liberty at the IEA office in London (am still not quite sure how I got an invite, but anyway). The subject was How to Shrink Government and  Debt and based mainly on their publication ‘Sharper Axes, Lower Taxes’. There was quite a few interesting…

February events

I fear I have been letting the side down recently, for various reasons I haven’t posted much here lately. To make amends here’s a quick update on some events coming up this month that may be of interest. Tuesday 7th (Tomorrow!): The Adam Smith Institute are having their monthly Next Generation event entitled ‘Will 2012 see…

IEA event: In Conversation with Rt Hon David Laws MP

Another event next week that might be of interest (though it clashes with the ASI’s talk by Detlev Schlichter): The Institute of Economic Affairs is delighted to be hosting this special evening event where Mark Littlewood, Director General of the IEA, will quiz the Rt Hon David Laws MP face-to-face on issues ranging from the…