7 March 2019

Free Exchange: Sam Bowman on neoliberalism


If someone utters the word ‘neoliberal’ in a political debate, chances are they’re using it as a term of abuse. However, in recent years, a small but growing group have tried to reclaim the word, transforming an insult left-wingers hurl at free marketeers to something more meaningful. My guest on the podcast this week is a member of that group.

As well as being one of the most compelling advocates of neoliberalism, Sam Bowman is a font of interesting and thought-provoking opinions on a wide range of policy questions. Until a few years ago, Sam worked at the Adam Smith Institute. Now he works at the consultancy Fingleton Associates. He is also an occasional CapX contributor.

He recently came into our offices to talk all things neoliberalism. I hope you enjoy the conversation.

You can listen to the full episode here, or subscribe via iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Oliver Wiseman is Editor of CapX.