Sam Bowman

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Sam Bowman is executive director of the Adam Smith Institute.

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To think you can make a man richer by putting on a tax,” Winston Churchill once observed, “is like a man thinking that he [...]

28 September
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Back in 2010, the Conservatives won slightly more of the 18-34 year old vote than Labour did. [...]

25 August
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When is a monopoly not a monopoly? When it’s big – but fragile. That’s why it was such a mistake to go after Microsoft [...]

28 June
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Theresa May failed because she did not show voters why the future was better with her, nor why the last seven years have been [...]

20 June
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Q: Following the decision by a group of investors to quit the tobacco industry, should others follow suit? [...]

2 June
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As the Tories unveil their plan for social care, does solving the crisis lie beyond the capabilities of the state? [...]

19 May
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Don't make threats you won’t keep to, especially when the guys on the other side know you won’t. At best you’ll look a [...]

30 March
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Those who spread misinformation and lies about GM foods have caused the disabilities and deaths of millions. Any commercially [...]

23 March
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Peter Thiel, founder of Paypal and libertarian icon, told us last year to take Donald Trump “seriously but not literally”. [...]

31 January
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Well, it’d be hard to do worse than the politicians. And Trump’s appointments make some sense. Exxon’s Rex Tillerson, in [...]

15 December
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Whatever we borrow today we’ll eventually have to pay for tomorrow. So government borrowing just defers taxation – there [...]

17 November
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When we leave the EU, we may bring in work permits or some other way of controlling immigration from Europe. The home secretary [...]

12 September
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The UK is the fifth largest economy in the world and now, following our decision to leave the declining European Union, we should [...]

31 August
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The UK economy is set to slow drastically over the coming quarters, with the Centre for Economics and Business Research expecting [...]

8 August
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Ask a random person on the street how much tax they pay and they’ll usually guess around 20 per cent of their income. That’s [...]

3 June
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