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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…
Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
October 23, 2020 at 4:24 PM

Invitation | ASI Webinar | The Makings of an Entrepreneur

Invitation | ASI Webinar | The Makings of an Entrepreneur Join me and Reebok founder Joe Foster on Tuesday 27th October at 6pm Good afternoon, I'm so thrilled to invite you to the next ASI webinar on Tuesday 27th O…
Matt Kilcoyne · [email protected]
October 16, 2020 at 1:52 PM

Ending the Great British Housing Disaster

Ending the Great British Housing Disaster not an Adam Curtis film  Today the Adam Smith Institute, along with our friends at the Taxpayers' Alliance, launch our drive to get as many of you involved in the housing wh…
Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
October 15, 2020 at 2:07 PM

Lockdown 2: Pandemic boogaloo

Lockdown 2: Pandemic boogaloo This will all end in tiers Slimmer turkeys; slimmer quangos;  opening up cities, housing and free trade;  watchable movies and unwatchable policy-making.   BUT FIRST…
Matt Kilcoyne · [email protected]
October 2, 2020 at 4:07 PM

Reminder | ASI Webinar | Lands of the Free Trade

Reminder | ASI Webinar | Lands of the Free Trade Join us TUESDAY for another ASI webinar Good afternoon, I hope you enjoyed the ASI's recent special edition webinar with The Spectator (catch up here if you missed it…
Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
September 24, 2020 at 3:14 PM

Surviving and Reviving

Surviving and Reviving Winter is coming... IN THIS BULLETIN:   NEW THINKING: The sorry state of student unions EVENTS: With The Spectator; housing; the Union; globalisation; schools and much more ONLINE: Understan…
Matt Kilcoyne · [email protected]
September 4, 2020 at 5:20 PM

An ARPAlling Idea

An ARPAlling Idea Government schemes and neoliberal dreams IN THIS BULLETIN:   CANZUK is coming Bye bye PHE, you shan't be missed The dulcet tones of ASI: webinars and podcasts galore   BUT FIRST...   The first …
Matt Kilcoyne · [email protected]
August 10, 2020 at 3:04 PM

Reminder | Webinar | In Defence of Globalisation

Reminder | Webinar | In Defence of Globalisation Join us tomorrow at 6.00pm Good afternoon, Join us tomorrow evening for our next webinar! I'll be joined by Bruno Macaes, Cindy Yu, and Dan Ikenson to discuss the er…
Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
July 31, 2020 at 3:29 PM

Theory of Morel Sentiments

Theory of Morel Sentiments Champignons of Freedom are battling the blues, the bulge, and the boffins IN THIS BULLETIN:   Boris’ ban to battle the bulge Digital dynasty: webinars, podcasts, and videos Mushroom…
Matt Kilcoyne · [email protected]
July 17, 2020 at 1:46 PM

Invitation | Webinar | The Wealth Elite

Invitation | Webinar | The Wealth Elite Tuesday evening with Dr Rainer Zitelmann Good afternoon, Join us on Tuesday 21st July 6pm (UK time) for a special webinar with Dr Madsen Pirie in conversation with Dr Rainer Z…
Matthew Lesh · [email protected]
July 13, 2020 at 12:54 PM

Invitation | Webinar | The Green Uprising

Invitation | Webinar | The Green Uprising Tomorrow evening with Zion Lights and Christopher Barnard Good afternoon, Join us tomorrow evening will be the ASI's latest weekly webinar. We will be tackling an essential …
Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
July 3, 2020 at 4:51 PM

Got his BoJo back?

Got his BoJo back? Testing the waters...and the beers IN THIS BULLETIN:   YOOF: A virtual Freedom Week, but very real scholarships for young freedom-minded people REPORTS and EVENTS: Paying for blood; monetary pol…
Matthew Lesh · [email protected]
June 30, 2020 at 1:51 PM

Reminder | ASI webinar with Rt Hon David Davis MP, Douglas Carswell, and Dr Chris O'Leary

Reminder | ASI webinar with Rt Hon David Davis MP, Douglas Carswell, and Dr Chris O'Leary Join us tonight (6pm London time) for the ASI's latest webinar - Reforming the State After COVID Good afternoon, Tonight I'l…
Matt Kilcoyne · [email protected]
June 22, 2020 at 2:51 PM

Invitations | NGDP targeting (Tuesday) & Hong Kong (Wednesday)

Invitations | NGDP targeting (Tuesday) & Hong Kong (Wednesday) Join us tomorrow and Wednesday for ASI webinars Good afternoon, This week the ASI has two very exciting webinars: our regular 6.00pm Tuesday evening…
Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
June 18, 2020 at 4:40 PM

Without a trace...

Without a trace... The Government makes an app-alling mistake. IN THIS BULLETIN:   POLICY INITIATIVES: Paying for blood; fixing social care; protecting privacy ONLINE EVENTS: Universal basic income; invention; and …
Matt Kilcoyne · [email protected]
June 14, 2020 at 11:36 AM

Invitation | Invention with Anton Howes & Dr Madsen Pirie

Invitation | Invention with Anton Howes & Dr Madsen Pirie Join us Tuesday evening the ASI's latest webinar on replicating the age of invention Good afternoon, Once again the ASI will be hosting our weekly webina…
Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
June 4, 2020 at 4:31 PM

Freedom, freedom everywhere

Freedom, freedom everywhere Freedom from tyranny, lockdown, and taxes IN THIS BULLETIN:   HONG KONG: Government adopts ASI policy on Hong Kong, 31 years in the making TAX FREEDOM DAY: Woohoo! We’re free. (But next …
Matthew Lesh · [email protected]
May 29, 2020 at 3:29 PM

Invitation | Innovation with Matt Ridley, Anton Howes & Victoria Hewson

Invitation | Innovation with Matt Ridley, Anton Howes & Victoria Hewson Join us Tuesday evening the ASI's latest webinar: Innovation:What, where and how Good afternoon, Once again the ASI will be hosting our wee…
Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
May 22, 2020 at 5:31 PM

Banking on reopening

Banking on reopening Enjoy your bank holiday weekend with a little dash of freedom IN THIS BULLETIN:   Winning the peace: Our principles and policies for post-viral recovery. Intellectual food parcel: Industry, inv…
Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
May 12, 2020 at 2:37 PM

Last chance | Reopening: Lessons From Across Europe

Last chance | Reopening: Lessons From Across Europe Join us 6pm today (UK time) for a webinar with experts from across Europe Good afternoon, There is still time to register for today's webinar at 6pm UK time (GMT+1…
Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
May 8, 2020 at 1:49 PM

Happy VE Day!

Happy VE Day! Celebrate liberty while being locked indoors In this bulletin   Cost of government day—tell your grandchildren to look out for it! Why this lockdown sucks—and how to get Britain working again Your int…
Matthew Lesh · [email protected]
May 4, 2020 at 1:59 PM

ASI Webinar with Martin Wolf, Deirdre McCloskey & Chris Berg

ASI Webinar with Martin Wolf, Deirdre McCloskey & Chris Berg Join us tomorrow evening for a webinar on Unfreezing the Economy Hello, We have already had a huge response to our forthcoming star-studded webinar, U…
Matt Kilcoyne · [email protected]
May 1, 2020 at 5:09 PM

Passing the test

Passing the test Government hits their targets and we set new ones Good afternoon, I’ve resorted to baking sourdough (Are you trying to rise to the occasion? - Ed.; that’s already enough - Ed.’s Ed.), one housemate…
Eamonn Butler · [email protected]
April 17, 2020 at 4:24 PM

We're all zoo(m) animals now

We're all zoo(m) animals now What the ASI have been up to and what we've got planned next Good afternoon,   In this bulletin The economic lockdown: why we can’t leave our fate to the medics alone. Events: our webin…