My Bookmarks file is huge and I'm going through it to see what links still work and what might be useful on this blog.
The Adam Smith Institute is " is a right-wing think tank and lobbying group based in the United Kingdom, named after Adam Smith, a Scottish moral philosopher and classical economist" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Smith_Institute)
In 2012 they published an interesting report on anti-poverty policies, summarised here.
From the poor law to welfare to work: what have we learned from a century of anti-poverty policies?
The report has been removed from their site and this summary is from Research Online
I've written elsewhere about Adam Smith: he's a man that I might be very interested in spending some time with. As Deborah Boucoyannis writes:
Smith’s system precluded steep inequalities not out of a normative concern with equality but by virtue of the design that aimed to maximise the wealth of nations. Much like many progressive critics of current inequality, Smith targets rentier practices by the rich and powerful as distorting economic outcomes.
The Adam Smith Institute have used his name but, it seems, are disinterested in what he actually said. To the point where they have quietly removed their own research when its findings are in opposition to their own government reality.