Tagged with "free markets"
  • Mumbai_slum

    Free Enterprise: The irresistible anti-poverty strategy

    Where the world has shifted in favour of free enterprise, poverty has seen dramatic falls. The Left has always opposed free enterprise, so what does this tell you about their true priorities? The poor are just canon fodder for their big state ambitions, anyone?

    by Daniel J. Mitchell -  4 September 2017
  • Workers

    Workers of the world do best in free markets

    If you want the best for workers, the evidence shows that unregulated markets make them better off, less likely to face discrimination, and happier overall. The Left opposes free markets because they can't control them, regardless of the benefits for those they claim to speak for

    by Daniel J. Mitchell -  5 January 2017
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    EU scaremongering and the single market

    The main aim of the Stay in campaign is to terrify UK voters into thinking if we leave the EU we, uniquely in the world, will be unable to sell into the EU single market. This is scaremongering, and it is utter nonsense

    by John Redwood MP -  3 November 2015
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    Papal economics: for richer or for poorer?

    Ironically, the Pope's own country of origin -- Argentina, which used to be among the richest in the world -- impoverished itself due to the socialist nonsense that he himself advocates for the world

    by Tim Hedges - 21 October 2015
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    Want real social justice? Support free markets

    “Social justice” is a catch-all term for the left’s agenda. And that agenda means more power for government and less freedom for individuals. It also means much more poverty, and the left are absolutely fine with that. Getting the message yet?

    by Daniel J. Mitchell -  5 June 2015
  • Obama_indifferent

    Obama's disastrous legacy, especially for blacks

    Barack Obama's legacy to the outside world will be his disastrous foreign policy. But his domestic economic polices have failed ordinary Americans spectacularly, and black Americans more than anyone

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 17 April 2015
  • Godfrey_bloom_and_book

    Basic, blooming economics: Don't you get it?

    From the Chancellor to the journalists at the BBC, Sky, the Telegraph et al does anyone actually understand basic economics these days? Our societal leaders are serving us up with merde pie, says the irrepressible Godfrey Bloom

    by Godfrey Bloom -  7 December 2014
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    Singapore: A remarkable free-market success story

    Singapore's corporate tax rate is just 17 percent and the top tax rate for households is only 20 percent. In other words, there’s no Obama-Hollande class warfare against successful taxpayers. Lesson? Free markets create wealth; socialism creates poverty

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 29 November 2014
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    Great moments (or not) in government

    Flushing your money down the toilet is a speciality of big government. But did you know how good they are at it? These three stories will put you in the picture

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 27 July 2014
  • Pile_of_dollars

    The amazing hockey stick of economic progress

    Check out the evidence on growth. Something to have in the back of your mind when some statist naively tells you the economy is a fixed pie and that successful entrepreneurs only become rich by making other people poor

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 28 June 2014
  • Astrazeneca

    AstraZeneca: UK establishment to rob pensioners?

    There's a gang, comprising the Labour leadership and assorted other protectionists, which is placing the forces of the political market before Britain’s long-term national interest

    by Andrew Gibson - 14 May 2014
  • Tax_day

    A low tax fantasy world

    How marvellous it would be to live in a free market economy with low taxes, free from government waste and the dirty deals done between the state and big business to the detriment of us all

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 16 April 2014
  • Ticket_touts

    Touts are just the ticket

    Ticket touts perform a fantastic service. They help everyone get what they want. Trust the dinosaurs of the Left to want to hammer working class initiative

    by Andrew Gibson - 10 March 2014
  • Uk_living_standards

    UK living standards, and evidence on the 50p tax rate

    It is taking time to get back to where real incomes were prior to the crash, but prudent, intelligent policies are getting us there. Oh, and as for Labour's 50p tax rate, we can sort that one out just by looking at the evidence

    by John Redwood MP - 26 January 2014
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    Why end of communism didn’t make capitalism popular

    The Left has successfully blamed market economics for policy failings of their own. The longer it is unfashionable to be a laissez-faire capitalist, the more people will suffer

    by Elliot Burns - 23 January 2014