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Distant Views

Distant Views

Graham Pye - General

When a proposition has become universally acceptable to political commentators, writers of letters to MPs, media pundits and school-teachers taking current affairs classes, it is a very likely indication hat the proposition in question is, or has become, false.

Employment Examined

Employment Examined

Cyril Taylor - General

The Department of Employment should supply monthly data for the number in work in Britain as well as the number out of work.

Equity for Everyman

Equity for Everyman

John Redwood - General

The industrial revolution brought many blessings. It brought greater output. It freed many people working on the land and brought them many new homes, new products and new luxuries.

Every Adult a Share-Owner

Every Adult a Share-Owner

Shirley Robin Letwin and William Letwin - Economy

Suppose that every adult in Britain acquired £100 worth of shares in some British Company/ Suppose that, apart from undertaking not to transfer those shares for five years, each adult enjoyed all the rights of a shareholder.

Morality and Markets

Morality and Markets

Lord Harris of High Cross - General

I am speaking here at St Georges house Windsor not as an amateur theologian but as a professional economist concerned with moral values.

Mr Gorbachevs own Star Wars

Mr Gorbachevs own Star Wars

Hugh Thomas - Foreign Policy

It is comprehensible why many rational, averagely informed people, in the United States as well as in Europe, should be, to begin with, sceptical of President Reagan’s programme of research on strategic defence.

NHS The Road to Recovery

NHS The Road to Recovery

Hugh Elwell - Public Services

The National Health Service is sick, but not so sick that it cannot be put on the road to recovery. Injecting more taxpayers’ money into the enterprise will not help. Spending must be made more effective, and accountability must be improved.

Shares for All

Shares for All

Sir Nicholas Goodison - Economy

Share ownership is enjoying something of a renaissance. There are many more people today with a direct share in the risk capital of British industry and commerce than there were five years ago.

The EC & the Task for the British Presidency in 1986

The EC & the Task for the British Presidency in 1986

Simon May - Politics

On 1 July Britain begins her third stint as President of the European Community’s Council of Ministers.

The New Capitalism

The New Capitalism

David Howell - Economy

The ideal of widespread personal ownership as a central goal of social policy has been persistently advocated over the years by a handful of politicians and one or two economists, and as persistently ignored by almost everybody else.

Lets into Leases

Lets into Leases

Martin Ricketts - General

The decline in the private rented sector has, in some ways, been inevitable.

Bringing Accountability back to Local Government

Bringing Accountability back to Local Government

Cyril Taylor GLC - General

Central government at present funds just under 49% of the costs of local government in England through block grants, specific and supplementary grants and domestic rate relief.

Comments on 'The City of London Draft Local Plan'

Comments on 'The City of London Draft Local Plan'

CPS - General

The local government Working Party of the Centre for Policy Studies is currently undertaking a review of the planning system, and to that end is examining several plans of which the City of London Draft local Plan is one.

Gentrification or Growth

Gentrification or Growth

Sir James Goldsmith - Economy

Traditionally there have been two main systems which can lead to prosperity and vigorous civilisation. One is based on imperial conquest. That is the Roman way and the way proposed by the Soviet Russia.

Greening the Tories

Greening the Tories

Andrew Sullivan - General

This study springs from what has been fashionably regarded as a Neurosis. Let me label this ‘neurosis’ as the nervous, defensive, even backward looking search for a new Englishness. It has a suitably journalistic and sociological ring about it.