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No one is winning in this war against drugs

No one is winning in this war against drugs

Dani Bolt October 27, 2016 0

The war on drugs has been a disaster. It has penalised the most vulnerable, contributed to the rise of increasingly nasty organised crime groups and cost an awful lot to boot. The government’s interference

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Here’s why rent controls will only aggravate the UK’s housing crisis

Here’s why rent controls will only aggravate the UK’s housing crisis

Dani Bolt October 10, 2016 3

In his 2016 Labour Party Conference speech, Jeremy Corbyn claimed to have a great plan to ensure that “every British family” would have the “basic human right” to a decent home. His great plan?

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Does foreign aid really aid the poor?

Does foreign aid really aid the poor?

Dani Bolt September 30, 2016 0

Foreign aid is no solution for world poverty, as evidenced by a recent Institute of Economic Affairs publication, ‘The Economics of International Development’. It found that, on average, foreign aid has “no effect on

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Degrees are shrinking in value but all anyone talks about is cost

Degrees are shrinking in value but all anyone talks about is cost

Dani Bolt September 28, 2016 0

Students protesting against fee rises in line with inflation should actually be more concerned about the shrinking value of their degrees. Increasing numbers of students are exiting university and entering jobs they could just

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The drive against Uber shows it’s time to park the idea that government works for the people

The drive against Uber shows it’s time to park the idea that government works for the people

Dani Bolt September 26, 2016 0

Why does Sadiq Khan have such a problem with a service that is uber cheap, reliable and efficient? San Francisco–based app Uber epitomises the benefits of capitalism. Uber matches customers to drivers with a

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If we really care about the poor then why are we so obsessed with the rich?

If we really care about the poor then why are we so obsessed with the rich?

Dani Bolt September 20, 2016 0

Economists, politicians and the media love to moan about inequality. Blazing headlines scream that the rich are getting richer and richer – all at the expense of the poor! This is simply untrue. The

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A few great political milestones safe spaces could have prevented from happening

A few great political milestones safe spaces could have prevented from happening

Dani Bolt September 16, 2016 3

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. So-called “safe spaces” supposedly protect students from the former but actually prevent the latter. Arbitrarily drawn bounds on acceptability are stunting societal progression through the shutting down of debate

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Prisoner’s Dilemma: Short Sentences Are Selling Short

Prisoner’s Dilemma: Short Sentences Are Selling Short

Dani Bolt September 8, 2016 2

It is no secret that the prison system, overstretched and understaffed, is failing its prisoners. In failing its prisoners, it is failing us all. Regardless of whether you believe a prison’s main role is

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A CEO Pay Cap Would Cap The Welfare Of All

A CEO Pay Cap Would Cap The Welfare Of All

Dani Bolt September 5, 2016 1

The share of national income going to top CEOs is going up and up. Government intervention to restrict this commits twin errors of assuming that rising pay at the top is an unwarranted endemic

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