On nationalisation

Rebecca Lowe’s latest ConservativeHome column looks at the costs of nationalisation, arguing that such policies not only lead to X-inefficiency and other well-known detrimental economic consequences, but that the way in which they often equate to centralised, bureaucratic control is a problem in itself.

VIDEO: In conversation with Liz Truss

Watch this event, in which Liz Truss is interviewed by FREER’s Director Rebecca Lowe, discussing anything and everything to do with political ideas and events, from the size of the state to the importance of political heroes, via Brexit and personal experiences.

FREER op-eds on housing

Our third paper, ‘Housing Addressed’, by Simon Clarke, came out in September. Here are some FREER op-eds, which marked the occasion of the paper’s launch.

On housing

Rebecca Lowe’s latest ConservativeHome column focuses on housing and the need for green-belt reform. In September, FREER will be publishing a paper on this topic, written by Simon Clarke.

FREER op-eds on blockchain

Our third paper, Unlocking Blockchain, by Eddie Hughes, came out in July. Here are some related op-eds, which marked the occasion of the paper’s launch.

FREER op-eds on free speech

Our second paper, ‘Freeish Speech: Speaking out in the twenty-first century’, by Kemi Badenoch, came out in May. Here are five op-eds on free speech, which marked the occasion of the paper’s launch, written by Kemi, Luke, Lee, and Rebecca.

Cautious crony organisations stifle innovation

In his Times column, Matt Ridley describes how, in the opening FREER paper, our Co-Chairs Luke Graham and Lee Rowley, ‘not only lambast fossilised socialism and anachronistic unions, but also boardrooms “peppered with oligarchical and monopolist cartels”’.