Kristian Niemietz

Kristian Niemietz is Head of Political Economy at the Institute of Economic Affairs.

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There's nothing 'right-wing' about raising the retirement age, whatever Twitter might tell you

Kristian Niemietz - 25 Jan 2023

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Why social democrats need to learn to defend the market economy

Kristian Niemietz - 28 Sep 2022

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The real reason it's cheaper to live abroad

Kristian Niemietz - 22 Aug 2022

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From childcare to sin taxes, the state is making the cost-of-living crisis so much worse

Kristian Niemietz - 27 Jul 2022

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Privatising the NHS – the failed conspiracy theory that never dies

Kristian Niemietz - 27 May 2022

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The big lie that underpins the new eco-militant movement

Kristian Niemietz - 27 Apr 2022

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For the Woke warriors, culture and economics are two sides of the same coin – just ask Mollie-Mae

Kristian Niemietz - 12 Jan 2022

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If there is a secret plan to privatise the NHS, it's not working terribly well

Kristian Niemietz - 12 Nov 2021

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A health insurance system doesn't have to mean 'Ryanair care' for the poor

Kristian Niemietz - 5 Aug 2021

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Unfortunately, 'Millennial socialism' isn't just a Twitter phenomenon

Kristian Niemietz - 7 Jul 2021

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Stop listening to NIMBYs – it's time for all out war

Kristian Niemietz - 11 May 2021

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The latest house price data exposes Britain's pitiful housebuilding record

Kristian Niemietz - 7 Apr 2021

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Is there any hope of a rational discussion about 'our NHS'?

Kristian Niemietz - 19 Feb 2021

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Enough of the 'coronfirmation bias', the pandemic has not vindicated anyone

Kristian Niemietz - 9 Feb 2021

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What really sets 'hip' socialists apart from the crank left?

Kristian Niemietz - 29 Oct 2020

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The public love it, so what's wrong with the idea of a maximum wage?

Kristian Niemietz - 13 Oct 2020

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No, 'democratic' socialism doesn't work either

Kristian Niemietz - 24 Jul 2020

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If you think individuals can’t be trusted, wait until you meet the public

Kristian Niemietz - 2 Jul 2020

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We watched The Platform and Snowpiercer so you don't have to

Kristian Niemietz - 4 Jun 2020

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Should free marketeers give up on health reform?

Kristian Niemietz - 29 May 2020

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What do past pandemics tell us about Covid's future?

Kristian Niemietz - 1 May 2020

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With Corbyn and Sanders defeated, has socialism had its day?

Kristian Niemietz - 20 Apr 2020

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Ignore the self-publicists, nobody has been 'vindicated' by coronavirus

Kristian Niemietz - 27 Mar 2020

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What if the coronavirus had hit us 25 years ago?

Kristian Niemietz - 24 Mar 2020

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Who's really 'politicising' a crisis?

Kristian Niemietz - 17 Mar 2020

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Shutting out low-skilled migrants might be popular, but that doesn't make it a good policy

Kristian Niemietz - 20 Feb 2020

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For a unifying institution, Our NHS causes a lot of discord

Kristian Niemietz - 6 Feb 2020

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The Cuba myth

Kristian Niemietz - 19 Jun 2019

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Concerns about immigration have nothing to do with economics

Kristian Niemietz - 12 Jun 2019

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If you want Brexit to be over soon, don’t pin your hopes on No Deal

Kristian Niemietz - 8 Apr 2019

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On Venezuela, Rutger Bregman is rewriting recent history

Kristian Niemietz - 27 Mar 2019

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Socialism, not sanctions, is to blame for Venezuela's collapse

Kristian Niemietz - 29 Jan 2019

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Here's how to have a popular, liberal immigration system after Brexit

Kristian Niemietz - 14 Jan 2019

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Best of 2018: Britain doesn't need a centrist party, it needs a liberal one

Kristian Niemietz - 29 Dec 2018

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Best of 2018: You can’t argue against socialism’s 100 per cent record of failure

Kristian Niemietz - 27 Dec 2018

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Best of 2018: The enduring fantasy of secret NHS privatisation

Kristian Niemietz - 25 Dec 2018

Beware the Bregalitarians

Kristian Niemietz - 14 Sep 2018

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In search of 'real' socialism - a thought experiment

Kristian Niemietz - 31 Aug 2018

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The affordability fallacy is only making the housing crisis worse

Kristian Niemietz - 10 Aug 2018

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Communism literally always ends in failure

Kristian Niemietz - 24 Jul 2018

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Britain doesn't need a centrist party, it needs a liberal one

Kristian Niemietz - 21 Jun 2018

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John McDonnell's claim of a 'wrong turn' in Venezuela is nonsense

Kristian Niemietz - 22 May 2018

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Marx's defenders should explain why his ideas never actually work

Kristian Niemietz - 3 May 2018

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Universal market-based healthcare is possible - just look at Europe

Kristian Niemietz - 19 Apr 2018

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You can't argue against socialism's 100 per cent record of failure

Kristian Niemietz - 13 Apr 2018

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Brexit as it might have been

Kristian Niemietz - 7 Feb 2018

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The enduring fantasy of secret NHS privatisation

Kristian Niemietz - 5 Feb 2018

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John McDonnell's excuses for Venezuela just don't stack up

Kristian Niemietz - 30 Jan 2018

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Doctors on Twitter and the dangers of motivated reasoning

Kristian Niemietz - 23 Jan 2018

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Venezuela's useful idiots have gone quiet. I wonder why

Kristian Niemietz - 28 Dec 2017

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Paul Mason and the Bolsheviks' useful idiots still don't get it

Kristian Niemietz - 6 Nov 2017

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Socialism, rock stars and the perks of being cut off in your prime

Kristian Niemietz - 26 Oct 2017

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How do the socialists explain away North Korea?

Kristian Niemietz - 28 Sep 2017

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Socialism - not oil prices - is to blame for Venezuela's woes

Kristian Niemietz - 16 Aug 2017

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How the housing crisis has created a generation of socialists

Kristian Niemietz - 2 Aug 2017

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Venezuela's useful idiots have gone quiet. I wonder why

Kristian Niemietz - 19 Jun 2017

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Why Corbyn's People v Elites narrative is nonsense

Kristian Niemietz - 5 May 2017