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  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
July 15, 2022 at 9:30 AM

Throwing our hat in

Throwing our hat in Wait, that's good sun protection! It’s really too hot to read (or edit––Ed.) a boring newsletter. So you struck paydirt with this one.   In this bulletin: CUTTING BACK WHITEHALL. H…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
June 22, 2022 at 3:04 PM

Off the Rails

Off the Rails The chaos continues IN THIS ASI BULLETIN THINGY: Guillotining Whitehall: How to reduce civil-service headcount, starting with education Students: Gap year opportunities, one-week Cambrid…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
June 8, 2022 at 4:36 PM

Happy Tax Freedom Day!

Happy Tax Freedom Day! From today, you work for yourself not the taxman Tax Freedom Day falls on 8th June. Brits work 159 days of the year solely to pay taxes. UK Taxpayers will fork out over £86…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
June 4, 2022 at 3:02 PM

Invitation | Adam Smith Institute Evening Lecture

Invitation | Adam Smith Institute Evening Lecture Adam Thierer discusses Governing Artificial Intelligence Governing Artificial Intelligence with Adam Thierer RSVP On T…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
June 1, 2022 at 2:13 PM

Can Jubilee-ve it?

Can Jubilee-ve it? 70 years to the day Like this bulletin? Tell your friends. Don’t like it? Tell me. — E In this Jubilee Bulletin 🇬🇧👑🇬🇧 … Reforming Whitehall: Our new report series explains how to t…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
May 25, 2022 at 10:55 AM

Invitation | Adam Smith Institute Evening Lecture

Invitation | Adam Smith Institute Evening Lecture Deirdre McCloskey discusses How Liberty Made the Modern World How Liberty Made the Modern World with Deirdre McCloskey RSVP …
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
May 17, 2022 at 2:33 PM

Invitation | Adam Smith Institute Evening Lecture

Invitation | Adam Smith Institute Evening Lecture Join us next week for an evening lecture on Ayn Rand's Philosophy for Freedom and Flourishing Ayn Rand's Philosophy for Freedom and Flourishing …
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
May 12, 2022 at 3:46 PM

Crabby Cabbies

Crabby Cabbies We've really done it this time Like this bulletin? Tell your friends. Don’t like it? Tell me. — E IN THIS ADAM SMITH INSTITUTE E-BULLETIN: YOOF: Gap Year opportunities REPORTS: Why I’l…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
April 26, 2022 at 11:03 AM

Invitation | Adam Smith Institute Evening Lecture

Invitation | Adam Smith Institute Evening Lecture Join us next week for an evening lecture on Misrepresenting Adam Smith Join us Next Week for an Evening Lecture: Misrepresenting Adam Smith …
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
April 21, 2022 at 4:17 PM

A Smoking Gun

A Smoking Gun Or a Vape, Snus, Nicotine Pouch or Heated Tobacco Gun Like this bulletin? Tell your friends. Don’t like it? Tell me. — E IN THIS ADAM SMITH INSTITUTE E-BULLETIN: REPORTS: Energy securit…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
April 5, 2022 at 10:25 AM

Invitation | Adam Smith Institute Evening Lecture

Invitation | Adam Smith Institute Evening Lecture Join us next week for an evening lecture with Dr Gabriel Stein and John Nugeé Join us Next Week for an Evening Lecture: What Law in Medieval Iceland Can Teach Us Tod…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
April 1, 2022 at 2:14 PM

A slap in the face...

A slap in the face... And no, we're not talking about the Oscars Like this bulletin? Tell your friends. Don’t like it? Tell me. — E IN THIS ADAM SMITH INSTITUTE E-BULLETIN: REPORTS: Cutting the cost …
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
March 22, 2022 at 3:56 PM

Invitation | Adam Smith Institute Drinks Reception

Invitation | Adam Smith Institute Drinks Reception Join us next week for a drinks reception and talk from Rosa Mariá Payá Join us next week for a drinks reception and talk from Rosa Mariá Payá …
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
March 16, 2022 at 2:20 PM

Putin the boot in

Putin the boot in Our plan for supporting Ukrainian refugees Like this bulletin? Tell your friends. Don’t like it? Tell me. — E IN THIS ADAM SMITH INSTITUTE E-BULLETIN: Educating the next generation …
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
February 22, 2022 at 11:17 AM

Invitation | Resource Depletion? Don't Worry! with Professor Gale Pooley

Invitation | Resource Depletion? Don't Worry! with Professor Gale Pooley Join us next week for an in-person lecture! Join us next week as we welcome author and professor Gale Pooley! …
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
February 16, 2022 at 2:18 PM

To infinity and beyond!

To infinity and beyond! Like this bulletin? Tell your friends. Don’t like it? Tell me. — E IN THIS ADAM SMITH INSTITUTE E-BULLETIN: It’s privatisation, Jim, but not as we know it. Why it's good to be …
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
January 28, 2022 at 4:35 PM

Having our cake...

Having our cake... ...and may or may not have eaten it, too Like this bulletin? Tell your friends. Don’t like it? Tell me. — E IN THIS ADAM SMITH INSTITUTE E-BULLETIN: Capitalism after Covid: Ditch al…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
January 5, 2022 at 2:42 PM

Applications for Freedom Week 2022 are now open!

Applications for Freedom Week 2022 are now open! Join us for a week of classical liberalism in Cambridge Applications for Freedom Week 2022 are now open! APPLY NOW …
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
December 22, 2021 at 4:00 PM

This is the year that was

This is the year that was The ASI's 2021 SOMETHING a bit different this time: I thought I would recap some of the achievements and outcomes that our great young team here at the Adam Smith Institute ha…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
November 23, 2021 at 12:54 PM

Invitation | John Penrose MP launches new paper at the ASI

Invitation | John Penrose MP launches new paper at the ASI Only a week until John Penrose MP launches Poverty Trapped! Only a week until John Penrose MP launches Poverty Trapped at the ASI! …
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
November 19, 2021 at 3:38 PM

Last chance to RSVP for annual Ayn Rand Lecture

Last chance to RSVP for annual Ayn Rand Lecture Only four days left to secure your place! Just four days left to secure your place at our free, flagship event! RSVP …
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
November 18, 2021 at 3:01 PM

Draining our pockets

Draining our pockets ...and exhausting our patience  Like this bulletin? Tell friends. Don’t like it? Tell me — E. IN THIS E-BULLETIN Serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson stars in this year’s Ayn Rand Le…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
November 8, 2021 at 5:24 PM

Invitation to our annual Ayn Rand Lecture

Invitation to our annual Ayn Rand Lecture Our Flagship Lecture is Back!   Our Flagship Ayn Rand Lecture Is Back! Yes, our flagship Ayn Rand Lecture is back, Tuesday 23rd November, with our guest sp…
  Dr Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
October 13, 2021 at 1:51 PM

Recap | ASI at Conservative Party Conference

Recap | ASI at Conservative Party Conference Successful events and media mayhem  Good afternoon, We had an amazing week at Conservative Party Conference. Not only did we host several successful panel events, partn…
  Dr Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
September 28, 2021 at 12:47 PM

Invitation | ASI at Conservative Party Conference

Invitation | ASI at Conservative Party Conference Join us in Manchester for a full schedule of events Good afternoon, Join us at Conservative Party Conference! Our team has put together a number of top-notch fring…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
September 16, 2021 at 4:08 PM

Even the ASI...

Even the ASI... ...is right at least twice a day Like this bulletin? Tell friends. Don’t like it? Tell me — E. IN THIS E-BULLETIN Why Boris’ tax hike is unfair, job-killing and misdirected Ayn Rand L…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
July 15, 2021 at 2:05 PM

Let's put a tax on bad policy ideas

Let's put a tax on bad policy ideas Will raise a lot but won't stop enough IN THIS BULLETIN: Spreading the word — Webinars, podcasts and more Yoof — We’re opening up with real events to get young peop…
  Matthew Lesh · [email protected]
June 23, 2021 at 2:18 PM

Invitation | Webinar | In Conversation with Tyler Goodspeed

Invitation | Webinar | In Conversation with Tyler Goodspeed Join us Tuesday at 6.00pm Good afternoon, Next Tuesday we will be hosting a very special webinar with Tyler Goodspeed. Tyler is the former Chairman of the…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
June 9, 2021 at 3:43 PM

So much for 'take back control'

So much for 'take back control' Taxation without representation IN THIS BULLETIN: How UK consumers support an Australian trade deal — latest ASI polling Gap Year opportunities — we’re looking for enth…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
May 31, 2021 at 11:34 AM

Happy Tax Freedom Day!

Happy Tax Freedom Day! From today, you work for yourself not the taxman Happy Tax Freedom Day! In 2021, we worked 150 days just to pay our tax bill. From May 31st onwards, we’re working for ourselves. Tax Freedo…
  Matthew Lesh · [email protected]
May 21, 2021 at 3:43 PM

Invitation | Webinar | Safety Without Freedom? The Online Safety Bill

Invitation | Webinar | Safety Without Freedom? The Online Safety Bill Join us Tuesday at 6.00pm Good afternoon, I'll be hosting the ASI's next webinar on the Government's recently released Online Safety Bill this co…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
May 14, 2021 at 3:25 PM

Don't ring the nanny

Don't ring the nanny Non-harmful online material enclosed IN THIS BULLETIN:   Freedom Week: live (and kicking dumb ideas) Disarming tobacco: our proposals to reduce smoking harm Spreading the word: po…
  Matt Kilcoyne · [email protected]
May 10, 2021 at 4:35 PM

Invitation | ASI Webinar | What to make of the midterms

Invitation | ASI Webinar | What to make of the midterms Join us TOMORROW at 6pm UK time! Good afternoon, We were all enthralled by the national drama of the local elections—which thrilled with stonking majorities, …
  Matt Kilcoyne · [email protected]
May 4, 2021 at 11:13 AM

TODAY | ASI Webinar | UK - Australia Relations

TODAY | ASI Webinar | UK - Australia Relations Join us at 6pm UK time for our latest Webinar! Good afternoon, All the noises coming out of Westminster indicate that the Department for International Trade will soon …
  Matt Kilcoyne · [email protected]
April 19, 2021 at 2:21 PM

Reminder | ASI Webinar | The British Midterms

Reminder | ASI Webinar | The British Midterms Join us TOMORROW for our latest Webinar! Good afternoon, Don't forget to join us tomorrow for our latest ASI webinar on the upcoming local and devolved elections. With…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
April 16, 2021 at 4:33 PM

Ignorance is no excuse

Ignorance is no excuse Your Midterm report IN THIS BULLETIN:   Why there’s too much law to understand — and what to do about it The debate on covid passports — encouragingly, some isn’t even hysterica…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
March 23, 2021 at 12:15 PM

Reminder | ASI Webinar | Open Societies with Johan Norberg

Reminder | ASI Webinar | Open Societies with Johan Norberg Join us TONIGHT at 6pm Good afternoon,  Don't forget to join us TONIGHT at 6pm for the next ASI webinar.  ASI President Dr Madsen Pirie is hosting world-r…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
March 19, 2021 at 4:00 PM

The Catch of the Day

The Catch of the Day Time to Glas-go IN THIS BULLETIN:   JOY OF SPRING: Our events for young people start up again EVENTS: With the Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, Johan Norberg, and me IN THE ETHER: No lockdo…
  Matt Kilcoyne · [email protected]
March 19, 2021 at 12:53 PM

ASI Webinars | Free Speech, Open Societies, & Adam Smith

ASI Webinars | Free Speech, Open Societies, & Adam Smith Next Week's Huge Events Good afternoon,  We have a very special line up of events over the next two weeks, all of which are incredibly timely and importa…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
February 26, 2021 at 3:39 PM

Our Road Map to Freedom

Our Road Map to Freedom We'll be feelin' fine by summertime IN THIS BULLETIN:   THOUGHTS AND IDEAS: New report, blogs, and policy wins WEBINARS: The case against Covid-19 tax hikes; The Power of Innov…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
February 5, 2021 at 2:47 PM

We are the Champions

We are the Champions How to Win Friends and Influence People IN THIS BULLETIN:   MODEST SMUGNESS: We’ve been rated the world’s No.1 independent think tank NEW REPORTS: How the immigration system fails…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
January 28, 2021 at 4:48 PM

Reminder | ASI Webinar | Ayn Rand in 2021

Reminder | ASI Webinar | Ayn Rand in 2021 Join me next week for another ASI webinar Good afternoon,  Don't forget to register for our next webinar, Tuesday 2nd February at the special time of 6:30pm GMT. If you're…
  Matt Kilcoyne · [email protected]
January 18, 2021 at 4:58 PM

Invitation | ASI Webinar | The End of the Great Stagnation

Invitation | ASI Webinar | The End of the Great Stagnation Join us TOMORROW for the first webinar of the year! Good afternoon,  Tomorrow 19th January at 6pm GMT we are starting the first of our 2021 Webinar series …
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
January 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Anti-Vacillation Strategy

Anti-Vacillation Strategy New Year, Same Old Shot IN THIS BULLETIN:   RESEARCH: Vaccination, not vacillation: we list 22 ways of speeding the roll-out. WEBINARS: The End of the Great Stagnation, Rand …
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
December 24, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Mutant politicians bring country to its knees

Mutant politicians bring country to its knees Is there a vaccine against reality? In this e-bulletin: Closing thoughts What actually happened this year? A thank you   BUT FIRST... Lockdown is so dep…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
December 2, 2020 at 2:59 PM

Don't miss your chance to sign up for Forum, it'll change your life

Don't miss your chance to sign up for Forum, it'll change your life Learn about the ideas that will change our world Good afternoon, This is important! Saturday, December 5th will not only change yo…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
November 27, 2020 at 4:31 PM

Heard Immunity

Heard Immunity And a Black Friday spending spree In this e-bulletin: Report: Restoring free speech   Events: The FORUM carousel of ideas; NEW webinar next week   Blog: Interfering ministers; self-help…
  Matthew Lesh · [email protected]
November 19, 2020 at 6:08 PM

Invitation | ASI Webinar | Shareholders and stakeholders: who benefits from enterprise?

Invitation | ASI Webinar | Shareholders and stakeholders: who benefits from enterprise? Join us on Tuesday evening for the classic economic discussion Good afternoon,  We are delighted to welcome a squad of immacul…
  Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
November 4, 2020 at 4:27 PM

Locked down maybe, but don't look away

Locked down maybe, but don't look away We're all ballot boxed in In this Adam Smith Institute e-bulletin: IDEAS: We want YOU to get us out of this mess… TANKING: Overdue planning reform; stopping d…
  Matt Kilcoyne · [email protected]
October 30, 2020 at 4:58 PM

Invitation | ASI Webinar | Lags, lockdowns, externalities and vaccines

Invitation | ASI Webinar | Lags, lockdowns, externalities and vaccines Join me, Alex Tabarrok and Sam Bowman Tuesday 3rd November 6pm UK time Good afternoon, For the latest in our series of webinars, with restricti…