If the Bank of England doesn’t catch up, four per cent or five per cent inflation for a couple of years could cause real problems.
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.
Philip Booth: Ordinary people have suffered under our hate crime rules. Patel is right to change the system.
Controversial but reasonable opinions can be the basis of a visit from the police or even arrest.
Just as governments of the left develop institutions designed to embed their reforms and make them difficult to reverse, so should the right.
We should be able to choose whether we support the BBC with our wallets – the economic case for licence fees has evaporated.
Unfortunately, the crisis we face will lead to decisions having to be made which will be more difficult than those taken in 2010.
Allowing developers to negotiate at a very local level to provide compensation directly to the community would factor in beauty, practicality and social costs.
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.