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USA plummets down Economic Freedom Index

USA plummets down Economic Freedom Index

Chris Nunn September 23, 2015 0

‘The Land of the Free’ is no more. This statement should no longer even be associated with America. It has come into light, the ‘Land of Opportunity’ has sunk yet another level in its

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Corbyn Appoints An Absolute Madman as Shadow Chancellor

Corbyn Appoints An Absolute Madman as Shadow Chancellor

Joey Simnett September 14, 2015 3

Since winning the Labour leadership nomination, Jeremy Corbyn has started announcing his appointments to his Shadow Cabinet. Most notable of these is Hayes MP John McDonnell as Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. This is

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Gift Economy: Living Without Money

Gift Economy: Living Without Money

Sam Woolfe September 4, 2013 2

A gift economy is a model of exchange where valuables or some commodity is given away without an agreement for an immediate or future reward. Every transaction involves either giving or receiving gifts and

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Fight Club and the Free Market

Fight Club and the Free Market

Daniel Pryor August 13, 2013 2

Daniel Pryor argues that loving the free market and hating consumerism are reconcilable viewpoints. “The things you own end up owning you.” – Tyler Durden In the years following the release of David Fincher’s

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Con-tracts? The Rise of ‘Zero-hour’ Employment

Con-tracts? The Rise of ‘Zero-hour’ Employment

Daniel Pryor August 6, 2013 6

Daniel Pryor examines the costs and benefits of ‘zero-hour’ contracts. Alcohol and academic books are expensive. I’m due to start university this October (results permitting), and am eager to shore up my finances by

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Rejecting Railway Renationalisation

Rejecting Railway Renationalisation

Backbencher July 25, 2013 4

Renationalising the railways is not the answer to the problems facing British railways A frequent subject of debate in recent years is whether the railways should be renataionalised, a subject that is brought to

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Libertarians need to get out more!

Libertarians need to get out more!

Daniel Pryor July 23, 2013 4

(Photograph by Mokeneco) Daniel Pryor urges libertarians to cast off the oppressive shackles of basement-dwelling. It’s currently a Sunday evening, and I am eternally grateful that The Backbencher is largely in the business of

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The Taciturnity of the Right: The Taboo of Being Right-Wing

The Taciturnity of the Right: The Taboo of Being Right-Wing

Backbencher July 17, 2013 3

By Richard Elliott A few evenings ago, I left one of my favourite bars by Tottenham Court Road tube station after a modest tipple with some agreeable company, to head to Waterloo for my

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Capitalism is Pro Market, Not Pro Business

Capitalism is Pro Market, Not Pro Business

Olly Neville May 21, 2013 5

Defenders of capitalism have a tough challenge on their hand, especially as so many labour under the mistaken belief that the current corporatist system we have is somehow reflective of a free market society.

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The Market, Development and the MDGs

The Market, Development and the MDGs

Backbencher May 13, 2013 0

Rachel Auld,   What is international development?  What is a free market? What is trade and aid?  Where is the best place to trade and where do the Millennium Development Goals fit in to

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