My name is Matt and I am currently a politics student at the University of Durham. My main academic interests are in British politics (especially the Labour Party and post-war elections) and the history of political thought. I also have an interest in the link between economics and politics - especially in a globalised world. The educational and entertaining capabilities of journalism and reporting on complex political and economic issues are something I wish to share with readers.
Matthew Beebee's Latest Posts
For three years the UK economy has bumbled along with little to no growth and a deficit reduction programme that is only slowly bringing down the deficit, while many individuals are feeling the effects of changes to benefits, taxation and public spending.
Adam Smith’s reputation as an advocate of laissez-faire capitalism has caused debate over whether this is an overstated misreading of his philosophy. The purpose of this article is to look at how persuasive the view that Smith was not a laissez-faire advocate is.