Tag Archives: government failure

  1. VAT on Private School fees to fund free school lunches for Primary pupils – the devil’s in the detail

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    May 20, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The idea, introduced by the Labour Party, of putting VAT on private school fees to fund free school meals for …
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  2. Plain packaging on cigarettes – could it actually increase smoking?

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    February 6, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Here’s an easy task. Explain to someone why anyone who opposes the policy of removing branding from cigarette packets must …
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  3. Laffer says tobacco taxes should be lower…but follow the money

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    July 20, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    When Arthur Laffer speaks about tax, people listen. So when he delivered his opinion that tobacco taxes could be too …
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  4. Universal Credit and Iain Duncan-Smith, doomed to failure?

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    June 26, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    There are numerous books and articles written about the concept of “government failure”. Governments intervene – mostly with the best …
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  5. Regulating the Energy market: Not as easy as it looks

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    June 1, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Ed Miliband was right, and supported by ex-Tory Prime Minister John Major, to highlight that the market for gas and …
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  6. Free school meals for 4-7 year olds – The best of intentions, but are the consequences worse than we thought?

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    May 10, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The leaked emails yesterday between the Department of education and the Office of Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, reveals …
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