Victoria Hewson, Senior Counsel to the IEA’s International Trade and Competition Unit, writes for FREER about the sustained attack on our freedom to provide and use digital services. This is the third in a set of pieces on social freedoms, by different writers, that FREER will be publishing throughout April 2019.
In the tenth FREER podcast, renowned American economist Mark Skousen joins FREER Director Rebecca Lowe. Together, Rebecca and Mark take us on a journey through economic history, focusing on a particularly voguish economist: Karl Marx. 200 years after his birth, and following countless tragedies enacted in his name, why does Marx have so many fans? What was he like as …
In the ninth FREER podcast, Social Chain Co-Founder and COO Dominic McGregor joins Rebecca Lowe, Lee Rowley, and Luke Graham to discuss entrepreneurship. They discuss: what does it mean to be an entrepreneur? What do we expect from business today? How have young people’s work choices and dreams changed over time? And, if you were going to try …
FREER Director Rebecca Lowe and FREER Co-Chair Lee Rowley are joined by historian and generations expert Dr Eliza Filby to discuss topics arising from Lee’s recent FREER paper.
A list of freedom-boosting wishes for the 2018 budget from FREER’s director, Rebecca Lowe.
On 10 October, FREER Co-Chair Lee Rowley visited the University of Warwick, to discuss FREER and debate with students about free speech and other issues related to economically and socially liberal ideas.
FREER Director Rebecca Lowe and FREER Co-Chairs Lee Rowley and Luke Graham are joined by Simon Clarke to discuss Simon’s recent FREER paper.
FREER held two events at this year’s Conservative Party conference, in the ThinkTent. Here are details, photos, and the opportunity to watch some footage.
Daniel Hill, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, writes for FREER, contending that marriage should be ‘set free from the romance-killing hand of the state, and returned to the people to be celebrated where it belongs, in the religious or secular communities where the parties find their homes’.
Some pictures from the event, which was held at the IEA, and featured speeches by Rt Hon Liz Truss MP, Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, and the FREER Co-Chairs and Director.
In response to Eddie Hughes’ new FREER paper, Rebecca Lowe contends that new technologies, such as blockchain, which focus on transparent data distribution, cut out intermediaries, and can afford complete control to the data’s subject, should offer some solace to those of us who worry about the intrusions and interventions of the digital identity age.
FREER Director Rebecca Lowe and FREER Co-Chair Lee Rowley are joined by special guest Tom Harwood to discuss generational attitudes to freedom, and more.
FREER Director Rebecca Lowe and FREER Co-Chairs Lee Rowley and Luke Graham are joined by special guests Paulina Neuding and David Goodhart, to discuss immigration and integration in Sweden and the UK.
Ben Houchen, Mayor of the Tees Valley, writes for us about the opportunities of Free Ports, and how they could be ‘the spark that ignites the Northern Powerhouse project’.