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Live from Lord North Street is a podcast series from the Institute of Economic Affairs, examining some of the pressing issues of our time - from Brexit and the gig economy to migration and the future of automation. Featuring some of the top minds in Westminster, Live from Lord North Street brings you weekly commentary and analysis.

Live from Lord North Street is a podcast series from the Institute of Economic Affairs, examining some of the pressing issues of our time - from Brexit and the gig economy to migration and the future of automation. Featuring some of the top minds in Westminster, Live from Lord North Street brings you weekly commentary and analysis.
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Live from Lord North Street is a podcast series from the Institute of Economic Affairs, examining some of the pressing issues of our time - from Brexit and the gig economy to migration and the future of automation. Featuring some of the top minds in Westminster, Live from Lord North Street brings you weekly commentary and analysis.

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Innovation in Education

11/15/2018
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On our podcast this week, we're joined by Sophie Sandor, an independent filmmaker and education expert, and Madeline Grant, Editorial Manager at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Interviewed by the IEA's Digital Manager Darren Grimes, Sophie and Madeline take a look at state education in Britain - which currently operates in a near monopoly for all but the wealthiest. They look at why there has historically been so little room for innovation and disruption in the sector - and why...

Duration:00:28:57

Equal Pay Day: Unravelling the victimhood narrative

11/9/2018
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This year, Saturday November 10 is Equal Pay Day - the day the Fawcett Society calculates that women, on average, essentially start working for free, because of the gender pay gap. But Office for National Statistics calculated just a few weeks back that the pay gap is the lowest it’s ever been on record. Yet Equal Pay Day hasn’t moved. It’s the same day as it was last year. A new IEA briefing, written by Associate Director Kate Andrews and Chief Economist Julian Jessop, argues that this is...

Duration:01:01:11

Budget 2018: Taxation tricks and unfunded treats

10/30/2018
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“The era of austerity is finally coming to an end”, announced Philip Hammond in his Budget Day speech to the House of Commons yesterday. Well it certainly seemed like it, judging by the Chancellor’s policy announcements, which included a slew of new spending commitments – all with very little detail on how any of it was to be funded. There were pledges of more than £20bn in additional annual funding for the NHS by 2023, an extra £779m for social care, £1bn for the armed forces and £675m for...

Duration:00:36:36

Do millennials give top marks to Marx?

10/25/2018
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This week on Live from Lord North Street, the IEA’s Digital Manager Darren Grimes sat down with the Director of FREER, Rebecca Lowe and the IEA's Editorial Manager Madeline Grant. Are millennials giving top marks to Marx - or could they be more libertarian than we think? Rebecca and Madeline put the stereotype of the millennial Marxist under the spotlight and examine where things might not be so clear cut. Finally, they look at ways free markets can craft a positive case for capitalism. If...

Duration:00:25:46

Brexit: A global view

10/19/2018
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This week on Live from Lord North Street, the IEA’s Editorial Manager Madeline Grant sat down with the Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma, Todd Lamb. The Lt Governor talks about his trip to London and why he’s so passionate to explore the future trading opportunities between the UK and his state of Oklahoma, as well as the US overall. Also joining the podcast are Steve Baker MP and the Director of the IEA's trade unit Shanker Singham. The three discuss the strength of the Special Relationship...

Duration:00:18:24

Plan A+

10/12/2018
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The IEA’s International Trade and Competition Unit has released a major new report, outlining an alternative plan for Brexit. Today we're joined by the report’s authors, director of the trade unit Shanker Singham, and senior research analyst Radomir Tylecote. The pair outline their proposals, which include recommendations in a range of different areas, from trade policy, our regulatory environment, the Irish border question and areas like defence. They explain what is really at stake,...

Duration:00:31:24

The Christian Case for Capitalism

10/12/2018
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On our podcast this week, Digital Manager Darren Grimes discussed the relationship between capitalism and Christianity with our Senior Academic Fellow Philip Booth and Father Marcus Walker, Rector of St Bartholomew’s Church in London. Following recent, seemingly anti-capitalist, interventions by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, they assessed the extent to which the Church of England can still be considered the “Conservative Party at Prayer”. They also examined the treatment of...

Duration:00:38:16

Trading Views

9/28/2018
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It was almost exactly 200 years ago that David Ricardo first outlined the principle of comparative advantage that helped lay the groundwork for repealing the corn laws here in Britain, and the free-trading consensus that later emerged. But free trade is coming under attack around the world - since the Financial Crisis especially, tariffs and protectionism have become the ‘new normal’. Joining us today is the IEA's Head of Research Dr Jamie Whyte, who reminds us of the basic arguments for...

Duration:00:23:46

Debunking 'The 'State-as-Investor'

9/21/2018
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The idea of the “Entrepreneurial State” or the “state as investor” has taken off in recent years - following the release of an influential book by the economist Mariana Mazzucato. This view that state investment weighs very heavily in economic growth, now forms the basis of contemporary public policy. Our government’s Industrial Strategy effectively proposes that the state should play a key role in “rebalancing the economy”. Joining us today, the IEA’s Head of Research Dr Jamie Whyte and...

Duration:00:27:59

Chequers: The next move

9/14/2018
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Ahead of the European Council summit in the Austrian City of Salzburg on the 20th of September, we ask what’s next for Brexit. Can the Government stick its beleaguered Chequers proposal? Could the UK take the Norway option whilst negotiating a more comprehensive Free Trade Agreement? To discuss these issues the IEA's Digital Manager Darren Grimes was joined by Stephen Booth of the Open Europe think tank. Stephen argues that Chequers is the only game in town because it’s the only deal that...

Duration:00:28:07

The Case for the Norway Option

9/6/2018
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We may be leaving the EU - but what should our mode of departure look like? Today we’re joined by the IEA’s Head of Health and Welfare Dr Kristian Niemietz, and Associate Director Kate Andrews - to discuss the pros and cons of the so-called ‘Norway Option’ - a form of Brexit under which the UK would leave the European Customs Union, but remain in the Single Market. The 'Norway model' refers to two key European organisations: The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and European Economic...

Duration:00:21:54

Does the UK need a Second Amendment?

8/24/2018
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This week we’re joined by Dr Steve Davies, Head of Education at the IEA, to discuss one of the most hot-button issues in American politics – the right to bear arms. Interviewed by the IEA’s News Editor Kate Andrews, Steve gives us a history lesson on the Second Amendment, where the right came from, and what both sides of the debate get wrong. Steve argues that the right to bear arms came from a philosophy of classical republicanism or civic humanism, which means that in a self governing...

Duration:00:25:29

Project Fact: Assessing 'No Deal' Brexit scenarios

8/16/2018
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It seems the likelihood of leaving the EU with no deal is increasing — in fact it’s now 60 per cent, according to Trade Minister Liam Fox. Also on the up in recent weeks has been the proliferation of apocalyptic scenarios about what this might mean. Planes won’t fly, we’re told, there will be shortages of medicines and food - some claim that basic products like cheese, butter and even sandwiches could become “luxuries” after Brexit. At the same time, leaving without an agreement would...

Duration:00:22:43

Trade Talks and the Future of Business

8/9/2018
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With power struggles within Parliament dominating the headlines, it’s all too easy to forget the bigger picture of our departure from the EU. Yet, with public consultations opening up about our first bilateral trade agreements, this debate is continuing - though perhaps not getting the attention it deserves. Today we’re joined by Shanker Singham, Director of the IEA’s International Trade and Competition Unit, and Senior Policy Analyst Dr Radomir Tylecote. They examine these consultations,...

Duration:00:29:52

Is dissent on the ascent?

8/2/2018
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You’re listening to Live from Lord North Street, a podcast from the Institute of Economic Affairs. Back in June, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was kicked out of the Red Hen restaurant in Virginia, because the owner didn’t like her association with President Donald Trump’s administration. Is this an act of discrimination, perfectly within one’s right, or both? Today we're joined by Dr Steve Davies, Head of Education at the IEA, to discuss the concept of civility in public...

Duration:00:24:24

Low Energy - What a society run on green energy would look like today

7/26/2018
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Almost everyone is in favor of advancements in green energy. But we’re still a long way off from cleaner sources being able to take over from more traditional forms of energy, like fossil fuels. If we were to to make the switch now, it would inevitably mean moving from a high-energy society to a low-energy society. But what would this mean in practice? Today we're speaking with the IEA’s Head of Education, Dr Steve Davies. Steve paints a picture of radical changes that would have to be...

Duration:00:22:56

The Path to Freedom - In conversation with Nobel Prize winner Vernon Smith

7/19/2018
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Today we're joined by one of the world's most decorated economists, Professor Vernon Smith - Nobel Prize winner in economics, and a long-time friend of the Institute of Economic Affairs. Professor Smith gives his analysis of current economic trends in the US and throughout Europe, including his take on Donald Trump's tariffs and obstacles to free trade. If you like what you hear, be sure to watch Professor Smith's lecture at this year's THINK conference. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube...

Duration:00:20:28

After Chequers - the alternative Brexit White Paper

7/16/2018
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After months of anticipation, Theresa May’s government has finally fleshed out in detail their view of Britain's future relationship with the EU - but what would these proposals really look like in practice? Today we’re joined by members of the IEA’s Trade and International Competition Unit, who give their view of the Chequers proposals and examine whether they would allow Britain to maximise on the opportunities of Brexit. Senior Counsel Victoria Hewson and Senior Policy Analyst Radomir...

Duration:00:20:36

Yes, in my backyard!

7/12/2018
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Today we’re by John Myers, co-founder of London YIMBY, which stands for Yes In My Back Yard. The group campaigns for more homes in London and the rest of the UK. Interviewed by IEA News Editor Kate Andrews, John talks through the main obstacles that stand in the way of building more homes, and how the current system makes it near impossible for quantity and quality in the housing sector to go hand-in-hand. John explains how the severe imbalance between supply and demand for housing in the...

Duration:00:19:41

Hold the #NHS70 birthday cheers

7/5/2018
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You're listening to Live From Lord North Street, a podcast from the Institute of Economic Affairs. Today we're joined by the IEA’s Director General Mark Littlewood and Research Director Jamie Whyte on the 70th birthday of the National Health Service. Interviewed by News Editor Kate Andrews, they discuss how - despite all the praise around the NHS the past few weeks - the system is an international laggard on many key measures including health outcomes, survival rates and waiting...

Duration:00:30:13