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  • The Sins of Legislation

    The Sins of Legislation

    In the lead up to the new year, six authors connected with the CPS will outline a policy resolution they would like to see adopted by the government in 2013. Today, Professor Jeremy Jennings proposes reducing our level of legislative activity. Yesterday, Ryan Bourne wrote about renewing calls for deregulation.Towards the end ...
  • More on Deregulation

    More on Deregulation

    In the lead up to the new year, six authors connected with the CPS will outline a policy resolution they would like to see adopted by the government in 2013. Today, Ryan Bourne talks about deregulation. Yesterday, Dominic Raab MP wrote about reviving Young Apprenticeships.It almost sounds cliché now to talk about deregulation as ...
  • Reviving Young Apprenticeships

    Reviving Young Apprenticeships

    In the lead up to the new year, six authors connected with the CPS will outline a policy resolution they would like to see adopted by the government in 2013. Today, Dominic Raab MP talks about reviving the Young Apprenticeship programme polited under Labour. Yesterday, Lord Flight wrote about funding for ...
  • Paying for Road Infrastructure Investment

    Paying for Road Infrastructure Investment

    Over the next five days, six authors connected with the CPS will outline a policy resolution they would like to see adopted by the government in 2013. Today, Lord Flight talks about funding new roads. Tomorrow's second instalment is written by Dominic Raab MP.There are roads all over the country, ...
  • As a small ‘c’ conservative, I couldn’t support Alec Shelbrooke’s welfare cash card idea

    As a small ‘c’ conservative, I couldn’t support Alec Shelbrooke’s welfare cash card idea

    Ryan Bourne | | Social Policy
    Several people have asked what I make of Alec Shelbrooke’s idea for a Welfare Cash Card. The Tory MP introduced a 10 minute rule bill to the House of Commons on Tuesday, which suggested that a cash card could be designed such that welfare recipients could not spend their state ...
  • 11 Reasons to be Full of Festive Cheer

    11 Reasons to be Full of Festive Cheer

    Ryan Bourne | | Economy
    This article is an excerpt from our Growth Bulletin, authored by Ryan Bourne and Tim Knox. To read the full article, click here. To sign up for our mailings, use the form on the left of our newsletter page. “There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” At the Centre for ...
  • The Depardieu Lounge… France’s wealth exodus has begun and we must take note

    The Depardieu Lounge… France’s wealth exodus has begun and we must take note

    Lewis Brown | | Economy
    One of France’s most recognisable actors, Gérard Depardieu, has left his mother country for new dwellings. No, he’s not off to marry Andie McDowell to get an American Green Card, this is real life and the Cyrano de Bergerac actor has moved to a Belgian town 800 metres from the ...
  • HASC’s helpful hand to the drugs legalising lobby is discreditable. But don’t expect the BBC to point this out

    HASC’s helpful hand to the drugs legalising lobby is discreditable. But don’t expect the BBC to point this out

    Kathy Gyngell | | Prisons & Addiction
    With the publication of their “Breaking the Cycle” report, the Home Affairs Select Committee has thrown its weight behind the reverse case – the case for increasing demand and, in time, for the legalisation of all drugs in the UK, writes CPS Addiction expert Kathy Gyngell. Far from ‘Breaking the Cycle’ of ...
  • Canada’s Tiny Perfect Central Banker

    Canada’s Tiny Perfect Central Banker

    Philip Cross | | Economy
    Philip Cross, Research Coordinator at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and the former Chief Economic Analyst at Statistics Canada, follows up his blog on the legacy of Mark Carney in Canada with an in-depth examination of his reputation as the 'perfect' central banker.     The best friend of the victorious Roman generals ...
  • Technology – a friend or foe?

    Technology – a friend or foe?

    Vuk Vukovic | | Economy
    Vuk Vukovic, lecturer of Political Economy and Principles of Economics at the Department of Economics, Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM), writes on the impact of technology on labour. Ever since Ned Ludd and the Luddites, and their 19th century “rage against the machine”, there has been a persistent notion that technological ...
  • More Barber than Howe?

    More Barber than Howe?

    Tim Knox | | Economy
    This article is an excerpt from our Growth Bulletin, authored by Ryan Bourne and Tim Knox. To read the full article, click here. To sign up for our mailings, use the form on the left of our newsletter page. After two and a half years in office, Mrs Thatcher’s government had abolished exchange ...
  • Just 6% of the public realise debt is ballooning in this Parliament

    Just 6% of the public realise debt is ballooning in this Parliament

    Ryan Bourne | | Economy
    Remember our Distorted Debate paper from earlier this year? In it we reported some remarkable polling which we'd undertaken with ComRes. It was interesting in that it asked people what they thought the Coalition planned to do to the national debt, as opposed to asking their opinion on some policy ...
  • The public don’t seem to think that giving money to HMRC is inherently moral

    The public don’t seem to think that giving money to HMRC is inherently moral

    Ryan Bourne | | Economy
    Yesterday the debate about tax avoidance took a new turn as Starbucks buckled to the anti-avoidance campaigners, in effect deciding they would start paying more tax than was legally due (presumably because of the risk of lower sales due to brand tarnishing). Why this ‘tax system by witch hunt’ should ...
  • Alexis de Tocqueville goes to China!

    Alexis de Tocqueville goes to China!

    Jeremy Jennings | | China
    Professor Jeremy Jennings is Director of the Centre for the Study of Political Thought at Queen Mary, University of London. His latest works are 'Revolution and the Republic: A History of Political Thought in France' published by Oxford University Press and his edition of Destutt de Tracy's 'A Treatise on ...