Ben Ramanauskas

Ben Ramanauskas is a research economist at Oxford University

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Too big to fail? Why it's time to think about splitting up the Home Office

Ben Ramanauskas - 19 Oct 2022

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Liz Truss is quite right to push on with the 'no fault' eviction ban

Ben Ramanauskas - 12 Oct 2022

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Low-traffic cities would be a boon – both for our health and the British economy

Ben Ramanauskas - 7 Oct 2022

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Scrapping the post-Brexit farm scheme would be a big mistake

Ben Ramanauskas - 26 Sep 2022

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The truth about corporation tax

Ben Ramanauskas - 20 Sep 2022

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A massive uplift in R&D is vital to getting Britain 'working, building and growing'

Ben Ramanauskas - 7 Sep 2022

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A 'nuclear option' VAT cut won't fix the energy crisis

Ben Ramanauskas - 31 Aug 2022

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Stop knocking the UK's great universities – fund them properly instead

Ben Ramanauskas - 22 Aug 2022

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For an impoverished nation, Pakistan's independence day is no cause for celebration

Ben Ramanauskas - 15 Aug 2022

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The Greggs licensing battle is a symptom of everything that's wrong with London

Ben Ramanauskas - 1 Aug 2022

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Tax cuts are a fine idea – but they won't help the poorest deal with inflation

Ben Ramanauskas - 25 Jul 2022

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Sri Lanka's economic meltdown is a warning to the world

Ben Ramanauskas - 18 Jul 2022

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The next Prime Minister should follow Shinzo Abe's example

Ben Ramanauskas - 11 Jul 2022

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Whatever Geidt's reasons for resigning, the TRA row tells us something important

Ben Ramanauskas - 16 Jun 2022

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Don't listen to rent-seekers opposing cuts to food taxes

Ben Ramanauskas - 18 May 2022

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The case for privatising Channel 4 is deeply unconvincing

Ben Ramanauskas - 5 Apr 2022

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Why cutting fuel duty is not the best way to tackle the cost of living crisis

Ben Ramanauskas - 23 Mar 2022

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Let's help sink Putin's regime by welcoming talented Russians to this country

Ben Ramanauskas - 1 Mar 2022

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How to get the best out of an updated trade deal with Israel

Ben Ramanauskas - 9 Feb 2022

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Remainers are wrong to disparage a trade deal with Greeenland

Ben Ramanauskas - 1 Feb 2022

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Don't believe the stereotypes about the civil service

Ben Ramanauskas - 24 Jan 2022

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There's everything to gain from a trade deal with India – but it won't be easy

Ben Ramanauskas - 18 Jan 2022

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Forget tinkering with tariffs – here are five ways to ease the cost of living crisis

Ben Ramanauskas - 11 Jan 2022

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A token VAT cut would do little to stave off Britain's energy crisis

Ben Ramanauskas - 4 Jan 2022

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Hiking corporation tax is a terrible way to balance the books

Ben Ramanauskas - 6 May 2020

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National service - a bad idea that never seems to go away

Ben Ramanauskas - 28 Apr 2020

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Scrapping the Tampon Tax is not the way to reform VAT

Ben Ramanauskas - 10 Mar 2020

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The economics of Valentine's Day

Ben Ramanauskas - 14 Feb 2020

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From vaccine research to AI alignment, we must prepare for new threats

Ben Ramanauskas - 5 Feb 2020

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The economics of classic Christmas films

Ben Ramanauskas - 24 Dec 2019

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Tinkering at the margins is no way to help Britain's poorest people

Ben Ramanauskas - 4 Dec 2019

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Forget tweaking business rates, we need a Land Value Tax

Ben Ramanauskas - 25 Nov 2019

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A super-fast way to ruin Britain's broadband

Ben Ramanauskas - 15 Nov 2019

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History shows the folly of not dealing with our debts

Ben Ramanauskas - 11 Nov 2019

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Targeting billionaires misses the point about wealth creation

Ben Ramanauskas - 7 Nov 2019

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Labour should remember Milton Friedman's wise words on tax

Ben Ramanauskas - 28 Oct 2019

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The case for a workplace parking levy is overwhelming

Ben Ramanauskas - 23 Oct 2019

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He won't win, but Andrew Yang's policies deserve a hearing

Ben Ramanauskas - 16 Oct 2019

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Austerity works - now is no time for a massive hike in public spending

Ben Ramanauskas - 3 Oct 2019

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The lessons of Thomas Cook's demise

Ben Ramanauskas - 23 Sep 2019

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The Technology Trap

Ben Ramanauskas - 11 Sep 2019

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Don't forget the role capitalism played in winning World War II

Ben Ramanauskas - 3 Sep 2019

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The economics of fantasy football

Ben Ramanauskas - 7 Aug 2019

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Five policies for Sajid Javid to boost productivity

Ben Ramanauskas - 29 Jul 2019

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It’s time for the UK to lift the outdated ban on electric scooters

Ben Ramanauskas - 17 Jul 2019

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Labour's misguided energy policy is already costing Britain

Ben Ramanauskas - 10 Jul 2019

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British Steel's collapse is a tragedy for Scunthorpe, but a bailout is not the answer

Ben Ramanauskas - 22 May 2019

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The Lords have delivered a damning indictment of HS2

Ben Ramanauskas - 17 May 2019

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More bank holidays would mean less freedom for workers

Ben Ramanauskas - 3 May 2019

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What would Labour's plan to scrap 'slum housing' actually achieve?

Ben Ramanauskas - 24 Apr 2019

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Extinction Rebellion are wasting our time - and their own

Ben Ramanauskas - 15 Apr 2019

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Liz Truss is right to take a hard look at HS2

Ben Ramanauskas - 12 Apr 2019

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Let's make Sunday the last time we turn the clocks forward

Ben Ramanauskas - 29 Mar 2019

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What has capitalism ever done for us?

Ben Ramanauskas - 20 Mar 2019

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Clamping down on tax havens is no way to get more from the super-rich

Ben Ramanauskas - 8 Mar 2019

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Still looking for love? Blame the planning system

Ben Ramanauskas - 14 Feb 2019

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Rising energy bills show the folly of ignoring history

Ben Ramanauskas - 7 Feb 2019

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The latest tax figures show why we need to get rid of stamp duty

Ben Ramanauskas - 1 Feb 2019

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The myth of the idle rich

Ben Ramanauskas - 28 Jan 2019

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Britain's VAT system is not fit for purpose

Ben Ramanauskas - 17 Jan 2019

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The latest chapter in this sorry farce should derail HS2

Ben Ramanauskas - 14 Jan 2019

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The regressive consequences of targeting top earners

Ben Ramanauskas - 12 Nov 2018

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Twenty-five years after privatisation, Britain would be mad to renationalise the railways

Ben Ramanauskas - 5 Nov 2018

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Technology, not just funding, is the key to a successful NHS

Ben Ramanauskas - 30 Oct 2018

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Does the minimum wage work? It's more complicated than you think

Ben Ramanauskas - 24 Oct 2018

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Cuts to council budgets are no bad thing if they make local authorities up their game

Ben Ramanauskas - 12 Oct 2018

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Good news: The green belt is shrinking

Ben Ramanauskas - 8 Oct 2018

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Labour's proposals will only deepen Britain's childcare affordability crisis

Ben Ramanauskas - 26 Sep 2018

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Old school McDonnell's plans would imperil the British economy

Ben Ramanauskas - 11 Sep 2018

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Justin Welby's calls for higher taxes are counterproductive and morally dubious

Ben Ramanauskas - 5 Sep 2018

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Immoral, ineffective and dangerous - it's time to get rid of Help to Buy

Ben Ramanauskas - 4 Sep 2018

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Workers want flexibility - not more rules

Ben Ramanauskas - 30 Aug 2018

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Britain's technical education system needs a radical reboot

Ben Ramanauskas - 15 Aug 2018

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Why the transfer window should be given the boot

Ben Ramanauskas - 9 Aug 2018

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Councils are playing a risky property game with taxpayers' money

Ben Ramanauskas - 1 Aug 2018

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A greedy government is the biggest problem for struggling families

Ben Ramanauskas - 25 Jul 2018

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May should fund her NHS pledge with savings, not tax rises

Ben Ramanauskas - 17 Jul 2018

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To solve the cost of living crisis, we must rethink business taxes

Ben Ramanauskas - 12 Jul 2018

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Raising fuel and beer duty would be completely counter-productive

Ben Ramanauskas - 3 Jul 2018

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The public sector needs an automation revolution

Ben Ramanauskas - 20 Jun 2018

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A successful economy requires a flexible labour market

Ben Ramanauskas - 14 Jun 2018

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There's only one good answer to Trump's economic belligerence

Ben Ramanauskas - 4 Jun 2018

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The last thing the NHS needs is more funding

Ben Ramanauskas - 24 May 2018

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It's high time the Tories backed legalising cannabis

Ben Ramanauskas - 14 May 2018

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The grammar school debate ignores what really works in education

Ben Ramanauskas - 11 May 2018

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The Wembley deal is Global Britain in action

Ben Ramanauskas - 27 Apr 2018

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Foreign aid can work. Free trade always works

Ben Ramanauskas - 12 Apr 2018

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The true cost of Customs Union membership

Ben Ramanauskas - 20 Mar 2018

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After letting Corbyn off the hook, the CBI admits the obvious

Ben Ramanauskas - 13 Mar 2018

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New taxes are no way to reduce generational inequality

Ben Ramanauskas - 5 Mar 2018

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Splashing the government's cash would be bad policy and bad politics

Ben Ramanauskas - 1 Mar 2018

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The myth of dystopian deregulation

Ben Ramanauskas - 20 Feb 2018

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Restricting the gig economy will cost jobs and hurt consumers

Ben Ramanauskas - 8 Feb 2018

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Land-banking is not to blame for the housing crisis

Ben Ramanauskas - 1 Feb 2018

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Homeopathy is expensive snake oil that doesn't belong in the NHS

Ben Ramanauskas - 19 Jan 2018

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The BBC needs to get with the programme

Ben Ramanauskas - 10 Jan 2018

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The NHS has an illness that money cannot cure

Ben Ramanauskas - 3 Jan 2018

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This unhinged Brexit debate is increasingly irrelevant

Ben Ramanauskas - 11 Dec 2017

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Tory tax tinkering won't solve the housing crisis

Ben Ramanauskas - 22 Nov 2017

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We can't afford to end the age of austerity

Ben Ramanauskas - 10 Nov 2017

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A tax hike is the last thing the Scottish economy needs

Ben Ramanauskas - 6 Nov 2017

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There's a simple solution to the cost of living crisis

Ben Ramanauskas - 16 Oct 2017

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How to fix the housing crisis

Ben Ramanauskas - 14 Sep 2017

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The flawed economics behind the pay-cap scrap

Ben Ramanauskas - 5 Sep 2017

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Theresa May is wrong about executive pay

Ben Ramanauskas - 29 Aug 2017

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When will we learn to take economic predictions with a pinch of salt?

Ben Ramanauskas - 24 Aug 2017