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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. [...]


May 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Gary Born's proposed bilateral arbitration treaty is a great idea for setting a better default option. [...]

Food deserts?

May 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Geoff Simmons and I debated fat taxes at the nutritionists conference. Going into the debate, 10% of the nutritionists reckoned banning junk food was a good idea... [...]

Safety in growth

April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

This week's column at reprises some of our argument from The Case for Economic Growth and summarises our recent panel discussion on the report. [...]