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June 2015

Economics and Westeros

June 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

I still have a hard time understanding the economics of Westeros. Most puzzling: a world with those kinds of winters would have faster progress in food preservation. [...]

Elliot on Social Bonds

June 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Over at Politik, Richard Harman writes: Mathew Elliot is in New Zealand at the invitation of the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Its director, Jordan Williams, says he [...]

Social Bonds

June 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

We believe social impact bonds are a great idea. Not everybody agrees with us though - and some people are letting us know about their opposition in no uncertain terms. [...]

A regulatory budget?

June 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

We shouldn't be surprised by the explosion of regulation. It is cheaper for governments to regulate than to spend, even if the outcomes sought would be better achieved through spending. [...]