Shanker Singham: The importance of free trade, and how to derive its full benefits

In the second of our economic freedom essays, Shanker Singham — Director of the IEA’s International Trade and Competition Unit — addresses the topic of free trade. He contends that the UK should strike new agreements with the innovative economies of the world, while eliminating anti-competitive barriers and distortions at home.

Tim Wilson: Communities, not capitals

Tim Wilson — federal MP for the division of Goldstein, and former Australian Human Rights Commissioner — writes for FREER on the topic of decentralisation. He argues that such an approach not only addresses the question of a democratic deficit, but that it’s politically popular, too.