Articles by Tim Leunig
Coalition plans to cap benefits will not work as intended, and are unnecessarily draconian
The spending review was heavily trailed, widely leaked and therefore unsurprising. Rather than cutting everything equally, some things are left unaffected (schools, hospitals and international aid),...
Reports of the death of British manufacturing are exaggerated. Employment in the sector may keep falling, but that is as it should be
Labour should be ashamed of some of the mistakes it made. Its next leader needs a lesson in economics for dummies: here it is
Will the pupil premium ensure a better education for the children of the poor? Only if the coalition is prepared to fund it properly
The Tories blame a bloated public sector for economic stagnation in parts of Britain—but the private sector won’t automatically step in
Some pensioners are poor. But lots of people are poor. Pensioners, though, have big political advantages: they vote, and are perceived to have "paid in all their lives". Politicians meddle with...
Public-sector workers must retire later. It’s the fairest way to cut the deficit