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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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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...

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...

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

Cheque-mate for Brexit?

7/4/2018
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This week, the PM and her cabinet will gather in Chequers for a crucial summit, a meeting that will form the basis for an imminent and long-awaited white paper setting out a vision for the UK’s future relationship with the EU. But what will they decide, and what could it all mean for Brexit? Members of the IEA’s International Trade and Competition Unit join us today, to examine the possible outcomes - as well as some of the rumours swirling around Westminster. Senior Counsel Victoria...

Duration:00:23:24

Brexit and the Future of Global Trade

6/28/2018
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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 Advisory Board of our International Trade and Competition Unit, made up of world-renowned experts in trade policy - including Sir Lockwood Smith, John Weekes and Alan Oxley, who join us today, along with ITCU’s Director Shanker Singham. Interviewed by the IEA’s Madeline Grant, they give us a global view of Britain’s place in the world - and their prognosis of how...

Duration:00:47:18

Approaches to Migration

6/21/2018
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Migration matters. It has risen to near the top of concerns expressed in opinion polls in the UK and across Europe. For many politicians, the EU referendum result was a clear instruction from the British people that they wanted to reduce immigration levels. But is it all as clear cut as that? Joining us today are Daniel Pryor, Head of Programmes at the Adam Smith Institute, and Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Interviewed by Digital...

Duration:00:28:51

The EU Withdrawal Bill: What Happens Now?

6/15/2018
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After a roller-coaster week in UK politics, the government has seen off a raft of House of Lords changes to key Brexit legislation. But what happens next, and what further challenges remain for Theresa May’s government? Joining us today are members of the IEA’s International Trade and Competition Unit, Senior Counsel Victoria Hewson and Senior Research Analyst, Dr Radomir Tylecote. They take a look at what this all means for Brexit - and how the ongoing debates have revealed new...

Duration:00:18:10

A History of Fake News

6/14/2018
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“Fake news” has been sweeping the nation - or has it? Today we’re joined by Kate Andrews, News Editor at the IEA and Head of Education Dr Steve Davies. Steve argues that, unlike what many in the mainstream media would have you believe, “fake news” is nothing new. In fact, trawling through history, we see that “Fake news” has been around in innumerable ways, shapes and forms, for centuries - even millenia. There is no one kind of fake news, and Kate and Steve examine some of the...

Duration:00:22:42