Simon Gordon

April 9, 2017

‘Alt-right’ is code for left

Fears among the fringe alt-right movement that Trump is abandoning the right and morphing into a centrist is absurd. He was never on the right to begin with. And neither were they, argues Simon Gordon.
March 24, 2017

The West hasn’t begun to fight Islamism

We are failing to make progress in the struggle against Islamism, argues Simon Gordon. The Islamist ascendancy in majority Muslim countries is at the root of its appeal in Muslim communities beyond them.
March 17, 2017

Keeping the post-Brexit lights on

The repatriation of powers from Brussels offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity for wholesale policy reform. It should start with energy.
March 10, 2017

Hammond’s soft statism

The chancellor’s statist budget is unwise; it restricts the efficient allocation of labour and prioritises centralised investment over individual entrepreneurship, argues Simon Gordon.
February 27, 2017

How to melt snowflakes

State funding is helping to perpetuate an illiberal hegemony over academia, says Simon Gordon.
February 17, 2017

Time to scrap Britain’s aid target

With its origins dating back to the 1960s, the economic foundation upon which the aid target is based has effectively been proven false, warns Simon Gordon.
February 10, 2017

Central banks aren’t working

For decades, central banks have been manipulating the price of capital to make it artificially cheap. But it’s come at a serious cost, says Simon Gordon.
January 27, 2017

Government’s university reforms set to fail

The government’s higher education reforms will fail to deliver the radical, free-market overhaul our university system needs, argues Simon Gordon.
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