Towards a Liberal Utopia?

159 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2005

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Roger Bate

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

John Blundell

IEA, Institute of Economic Affairs, U.K.

Philip Booth

City University London - Sir John Cass Business School

Tim Congdon

Lombard Street Research; Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)

Tim Evans

Independent Healthcare Association (IHA)

Helen Evans

National Health Service

David G. Green

CIVITAS: The Institute for the Study of Civil Society

Ralph Harris

Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) - UK

David Henderson

City University of London - Institute of Economic Affairs

Richard Wellings

Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)

Patrick Minford

Cardiff University Business School; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

David Montgomery

Charles River Associates, Incorporated

Julian Morris

International Center for Law and Economics; Reason Foundation; IEA, Institute of Economic Affairs, U.K.

Paul Ormerod

Volterra Consulting

Geoffrey Owen

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Interdisciplinary Institute of Management

Mark Pennington

University of London - Department of Political Economy

Razeen Sally

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Arthur Seldon

Independent

Len Shackleton

University of Westminster

James Tooley

University of Newcastle - E.G. West Centre

Abstract

Towards a Liberal Utopia? is a free-market manifesto for the next fifty years covering a diverse range of policy areas, including health, education, social security, pensions, labour markets, tax policy, Europe and the environment. In addition to these visions of the future, Ralph Harris describes the success of the IEA in changing the climate of opinion in its first 50 years.

Given the impact that the ideas of IEA authors have had on policy-making in the last 50 years - for example in trade union reform, removal of exchange and rent controls, the control of inflation, independence of central banks and the development of road user charging - Towards a Liberal Utopia? is essential reading for those keen to learn about the ideas that should dominate the policy agenda in the coming decades.

Keywords: Liberal, liberalism, economics, political economy, utopia, Hayek

JEL Classification: A10, A11, H0, H1, H40

Suggested Citation

Bate, Roger and Blundell, John and Booth, Philip Mark and Congdon, Tim and Evans, Tim and Evans, Helen and Green, David G. and Harris, Ralph and Henderson, David and Wellings, Richard and Minford, Patrick and Montgomery, David and Morris, Julian and Ormerod, Paul and Owen, Geoffrey and Pennington, Mark and Sally, Razeen and Seldon, Arthur and Shackleton, Len and Tooley, James, Towards a Liberal Utopia?. IEA Research Paper HPB No. 32; Cass Business School Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=664529 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.664529

Roger Bate

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) ( email )

1150 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
United States

John Blundell

IEA, Institute of Economic Affairs, U.K. ( email )

2 Lord North Street
London SW1P 3LB
United Kingdom
(0207) 799 8911 (Phone)

Philip Mark Booth (Contact Author)

City University London - Sir John Cass Business School ( email )

106 Bunhill Row
London, EC1Y 8TZ
United Kingdom

Tim Congdon

Lombard Street Research ( email )

London EC3V 9EA
United Kingdom

Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)

2 Lord North Street
London SW1P 3LB
United Kingdom

Tim Evans

Independent Healthcare Association (IHA)

London SE1 7SP
United Kingdom

Helen Evans

National Health Service

London, SW1A 2NS
United Kingdom

David G. Green

CIVITAS: The Institute for the Study of Civil Society ( email )

77 Great Peter Street
Westminster
London SW1P 2EZ
France

Ralph Harris

Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) - UK ( email )

2 Lord North Street
London SW1P 3LB
United Kingdom

David Henderson

City University of London - Institute of Economic Affairs ( email )

London, England
United Kingdom

Richard Wellings

Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) ( email )

2 Lord North Street
London SW1P 3LB
United Kingdom

Patrick Minford

Cardiff University Business School ( email )

Aberconway Building
Colum Drive
Cardiff, CF10 3EU
United Kingdom
+44 29 2087 5728 (Phone)
+44 29 2087 4419 (Fax)

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

David Montgomery

Charles River Associates, Incorporated ( email )

1201 F. St. NW
Ste. 700
Washington, DC 20004
United States

Julian Morris

International Center for Law and Economics ( email )

2117 NE Oregon St. Ste 501
Portland, OR 97232
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://laweconcenter.org/author/julianmorriss/

Reason Foundation ( email )

United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.reason.org

IEA, Institute of Economic Affairs, U.K.

2 Lord North Street
London SW1P 3LB
United Kingdom

Paul Ormerod

Volterra Consulting ( email )

5 The Old Power Station
121 Mortlake High Street
London SW14 8SN
United Kingdom

Geoffrey Owen

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Interdisciplinary Institute of Management ( email )

Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

Mark Pennington

University of London - Department of Political Economy ( email )

London
United Kingdom

Razeen Sally

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) ( email )

Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

Arthur Seldon

Independent

No Address Available

Len Shackleton

University of Westminster ( email )

309 Regent Street
London, W1R 8AL
United Kingdom

James Tooley

University of Newcastle - E.G. West Centre ( email )

England, NE1 7RU
United Kingdom
0191 222 6374 (Phone)
07976 403113 (Fax)

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