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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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Episodes

What Is The Best Way To Measure Poverty in Britain?

12/13/2017
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What is the best way to measure poverty? Intuitively, this question might not seem necessary - surely, we know poverty when we see it. But while we can probably agree that the inhabitants of Victorian slums were in poverty, in many cases today things aren’t so clear cut. Our Chief Economist Julian Jessop examines this question in light of recent research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, warning of rises in child and pensioner poverty. Interviewed by Digital Officer Madeline Grant,...

Duration: 00:15:09


The Myth of Scandinavian Socialism

11/30/2017
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Left-wing movements in Britain, and further afield, are increasingly citing the Scandinavian or Nordic economic model as a desirable alternative to capitalism. But is Scandinavian socialism really all its cracked up to be? Today, Dr Steve Davies and Kate Andrews of the IEA put the Nordic model under the spotlight - and examine to what extent these countries are indeed socialist, or even ‘left wing’. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/iealondon FOLLOW US on...

Duration: 00:15:57


The World Economy: Why people still feel nervous…

11/24/2017
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Despite showing good signs of health for the first time in a long time, people continue to feel anxious about the state of the world’s economy. Interviewed by the IEA’s Kate Andrews, Head of Education Dr Steve Davies explains what he believes to be the two-folded reason for this: First, the insecurity of China’s banking system, which has produced unsustainable bubbles that are bound to burst at some point. Second, the state of the world’s money system, including the extended use of...

Duration: 00:22:48


Will Planes Fly After Brexit?

11/16/2017
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What impact will Brexit have on British aviation and our ability to travel? That’s a question that’s been on many peoples’ lips recently, following warnings from the boss of Ryanair and other key industry figures, that flights between the UK and the EU could be grounded for months unless replacements for EU airline agreements are struck before Britain leaves the bloc. Today the IEA’s Chief Economist and head of the Brexit Unit Julian Jessop will weigh up the evidence, along with...

Duration: 00:15:48


Paradise Papers: The Benefits of Tax Havens

11/11/2017
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A recent mass leak of financial documents, branded the Paradise Papers, has caused many people to call for the Govenmernt to take decisive action against tax avoidance. We’re joined by the IEA’s Research Director Dr Jamie Whyte, and Head of Financial Services Diego Zuluaga, to discuss the role of tax havens and the legal and ethical questions around tax avoidance. Interviewed by the IEA’s News Editor Kate Andrews, the pair discuss the fallout from the Paradise Papers, and whether it’s...

Duration: 00:24:34


The Equal Pay Day Myth

11/10/2017
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November 10th is Equal Pay Day - the day when women supposedly start “working for free”, for the rest of the year. The IEA’s Kate Andrews and Nerissa Chesterfield examine Equal Pay Day and see if it holds up to scrutiny. Interviewed by the IEA’s Digital Officer Madeline Grant, the three also look at the broader issue of the gender pay gap - what the true figure is, and why it is that women appear to be getting paid, on average, less than men. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel:...

Duration: 00:24:00


The Latest from Brussels: the ‘Divorce Bill’ and more

11/7/2017
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Today you’ll hear an update from our Brexit Unit, led by Chief Economist Julian Jessop. Julian and Digital Officer Madeline Grant give the latest updates from the negotiations currently underway in Brussels, and discuss what sum - if any - Britain will be likely to pay in a so-called “Brexit Bill”. Julian goes through some of the sums and demands currently in p [...]

Duration: 00:16:43


100 Years On From The Russian Revolution - What Have We Learned?

11/2/2017
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This week marks the centenary of the October Revolution, which transformed Russia and reshaped the course of history. 100 years on, the IEA’s Kristian Niemietz and Madeline Grant discuss what lessons, if any, we’ve learnt from socialism’s history of around the world; from the Soviet Union, to Cuba, to Venezuela. Kristian also traces the complicated relationship left-wing Western intellectuals have had with socialist regimes - and examines whether the right has also been, historically,...

Duration: 00:32:00


The Long View of Brexit: What happens 10 years down the road?

10/26/2017
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In the latest instalment in our podcast series, Live From Lord North Street, Dr Steve Davies, Head of Education at the IEA and News Editor Kate Andrews, sit down to give a long-term analysis of Brexit. Steve makes the case that we are currently looking at Britain’s departure in a rather narrow way, focusing largely (and understandably) on immediate issues like the negotiating process, the impact of Brexit on the financial sector, and so on. In the medium and longer term, however, Steve...

Duration: 00:17:13


How You’ll Live to Be 700 Years Old

10/18/2017
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From the Fountain of Youth, to the Holy Grail, to JK Rowling’s Philosopher’s Stone, the idea of immortality has been ingrained in humanity’s creative consciousness for thousands of years. But in the present day, eternal youth may soon move out of the realms of myth and Sci-Fi, and into a reality, thanks to developing technologies. Joining us today are Dr Steve Davies, Head of Education at the IEA, and News Editor Kate Andrews. Steve argues that within the next few decades, the ability to...

Duration: 00:22:58


Post-Brexit Britain: In Conversation with Daniel Hannan

10/18/2017
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Today we’re joined by Daniel Hannan, MEP for South East England, President of the Institute for Free Trade, and a leading voice in the Vote Leave campaign – interviewed by the IEA’s Chief Economist Julian Jessop. With European and British negotiators seemingly at loggerheads - Dan gives his view on what’s actually going on behind closed doors. Dan and Julian also discuss how much - if anything - should be paid in a ‘Brexit Bill’, what the transitional arrangement should look like, and the...

Duration: 00:20:50


Economic Nationalism: Why We Should Be Very Afraid

10/12/2017
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Today you’ll hear from the IEA’s Dr Steve Davies and Kate Andrews, as they discuss growing trends for economic nationalism. From the left-ward shift of the Conservative Party in Britain, to the rise of Donald Trump in America, there seems to be a growing appetite for protectionism and central planning in contemporary politics. Steve and Kate examine some of the reasons behind this trend - and whether advocates of free trade are losing the “Battle of Ideas” in the 21st century. They...

Duration: 00:17:55


How Would Unilateral Free Trade Work in Practice?

9/28/2017
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Today you’ll hear an update from our Brexit Unit, run by the IEA’s chief economist Julian Jessop. Coming up, digital Officer Madeline Grant discusses the concept of unilateral free trade with Julian – a policy he thinks should be considered during the Brexit negotiations. Julian gives a comprehensive explanation of what unilateral free trade would mean in practice – and how after Brexit, the UK will be free to set its own trade rules and tariff barriers. Julian and Madeline also discuss...

Duration: 00:10:03


What’s Next for Uber and the Gig Economy?

9/26/2017
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We’re joined by Diego Zuluaga, Head of Tech Policy at the IEA, and Digital Officer Madeline Grant, as they discuss Uber and the gig economy in the light of last week’s decision from TfL not to reissue Uber’s licence. The pair discuss the ruling; how it came about, and take a look at some of TfL’s motivations. They also explore what the decision means in practice - for the 40,000 drivers who earn a living from the platform, for the app’s 3.5 million users in London, and for the broader...

Duration: 00:25:17


How Technology Will Help Us Feed the World

9/14/2017
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The IEA’s Head of Education Dr Steve Davies and News Editor Kate Andrews discuss how farming technology is revolutionising our world. Although current discussions of the future of tech tend to focus on AI, automation and robotics, Steve explains how recent advancements in farming offer solutions some of the key crises of our time – allowing us to feed an ever-growing population without compromising on economic development or environmental concerns. They also discuss some of the ongoing...

Duration: 00:14:46


Time to Talk Transitional Arrangements

9/8/2017
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Is now the right time to consider a transitional deal between the UK and the European Union? On our podcast this week, IEA Chief Economist Julian Jessop and Digital Officer Madeline Grant discuss the varying options for transitional arrangements for March 2019 - after the UK has left the EU, but before it pursues its full plans to exit the Single Market or the Customs Union. Julian argues that now is the right time to start considering such arrangements and what they would look like -...

Duration: 00:16:56


Intellectual Property Rights: Yay or Nay?

8/17/2017
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The Institute of Economic Affairs’s Dr Steve Davies joins Kate Andrews to discuss the arguments for and against intellectual property rights - a topic that which particularly divides the libertarian movement. In the podcast, Steve explains the philosophical arguments both for and against, ultimately arguing that copyright law forms illogical conclusions when taken to the extreme. However, Steve thinks certain forms of intellectual property are justifiable and helpful, like trademarks,...

Duration: 00:13:55


Will Robots Make Us Redundant?

8/3/2017
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We’re joined by the Institute of Economic Affairs’s Head of Education Dr Steve Davies to discuss: Will robots make us redundant? Interviewed by the IEA’s News Editor Kate Andrews, the pair discuss the future of automation, robots, and Artificial Intelligence, and the impact these innovations will have on tradition lines of work. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/iealondon FOLLOW US on Twitter: https://twitter.com/iealondon LIKE US on Facebook:...

Duration: 00:16:54


What Will the Brexit Divorce Bill Look Like?

7/27/2017
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In the coming months, UK and EU negotiators are set to lock horns over one of the most bitter parts of their ‘divorce’: the Brexit bill. On our podcast this week, IEA Chief Economist Julian Jessop and Digital Officer Madeline Grant discuss the likely bill Britain could end up paying to the European Union. Estimates of this sum vary wildly, ranging from the EU’s hefty initial demand of €100bn to nothing at all at the lower end! Julian argues that the “upper limit” for any payment should...

Duration: 00:09:23


Is Brexit Going to Happen?

7/20/2017
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We’re joined by the Institute of Economic Affairs’s Chief Economist Julian Jessop for an update on the IEA’s Brexit Unit. Interviewed by the IEA’s Digital Officer Madeline Grant, the pair discuss the claim that Brexit may not go ahead. Julian highlights that we live in politically turbulent times, where nothing can be taken for granted. That being said, he thinks Brexit is most likely going head - although the type of Brexit the UK pursues is far from settled. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube...

Duration: 00:08:18