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September 06, 2013 9:16 AM The Greatest Threat to U.K. Economic Growth is the U.S. House of Representatives

After some tough times, the U.K. is experiencing some much-needed economic growth. Because the rate of growth in the U.K. is about comparable to that of the U.S. despite radically different economic policies, debate will no doubt emerge between Keynesian-types...

By Keith Humphreys

August 06, 2013 12:40 PM Why Shouldn't Obama's Campaign Guru Help the Tories?

Lots of leftists are beating up on Jim Messina, a wizard of President Obama’s presidential campaigns, for taking a job advising the UK Tories of David Cameron. To some observers it looks like utter hypocrisy: In exchange for filthy lucre,...

By Keith Humphreys

June 28, 2013 10:00 AM Britain’s Conservative Youth

In the U.S., the Republican Party has an ageing base and is struggling to connect with young voters. I was therefore surprised to learn that in the United Kingdom, support for conservatives goes in the opposite generational direction.Writing in The...

By Keith Humphreys

June 19, 2013 8:50 AM The Brits Score Again in Political Satire

The British television series Yes, Minister remains for me the ultimate in political satire, but on a long airplane ride I recently discovered something almost in the same class: Veep (a late discovery I know, but if you don’t own...

By Keith Humphreys

May 22, 2013 10:02 AM How Public Money Changes Behavior

In the latest edition of his well-known textbook on UK domestic policy, LSE Professor Howard Glennerster tells the remarkable story of how national government support for housing the elderly exploded under Margaret Thatcher. In the decades after the war, local...

By Keith Humphreys