Allowing developers to negotiate at a very local level to provide compensation directly to the community would factor in beauty, practicality and social costs.
Posts by Philip Booth
Philip Booth is Professor of Finance, Public Policy and Ethics at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham. He is also Senior Academic Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs.
It is essential that voters do not come to believe that those politicians who support a free economy have become obsessed by leaving the EU.
It would be a mistake for the Conservatives to even try to recruit him. Instead, they should follow his lead of thinking – and saying – the unsayable.
Philip Booth: Housing. Why this Tory fascination with statism? Let’s give the market a chance instead.
In other words, let us do things a bit more like everywhere else in the world and a bit more like we used to in the UK.
Money would go from one person through a bureaucracy to another person in the same household – who probably holds a joint bank account with the first person.
Right-wing critics of the higher education sector have not given recent reforms a chance to take effect.
His work provides a firm intellectual foundation for restoring the common law and passing power back to citizens and social institutions.
Far from solving our major social problems, government has played a leading role in exacerbating them.
Leadsom needs to start thinking now about establishing a system based on property rights.
A reply to part of Paul Goodman’s recent article on the New Tory Left.
London Underground’s boast of not making a profit is in a sense thumbing its nose at the taxpayers.
The Education Secretary sets little stock by values which differ from her own, and elevates economic productivity as the only measure of personal decisions.
Stable wages and steadily falling prices should be a welcome combination.
Such an exercise would feed the fiction that economic choices can be removed from political debate.
The celebrated left wing economist allows his analysis to be driven by his politics.