The Institute of Economic Affairs

A leading think tank, the London-based Institute of Economic Affairs (‘IEA’), has been described by the BBC’s Andrew Marr as ‘… undoubtedly the most influential think tank in modern British history’.  The IEA recently placed on its website two posts which will be of particular interest to anyone following this blog. I’ve emailed Mark Littlewood, the Director General of the IEA, to ask whether I might reproduce the posts on this blog, and I explained my own interest in the area. Until I hear from him, here are the links:

Professor Philip Booth’s contribution to a recent Woman’s Hour on the topic of women working part-time (there’s a further link, to access the programme directly):

Mark Littlewood’s post titled, ‘Cameron wrong on boardroom quotas’:

It’s encouraging to see a highly respected think tank putting forward such strong arguments, while David Cameron and organisations such as the CBI may as well be taking their guidance on gender-related matters directly from the Fawcett Society, and for all I know are.

The email addresses of a number of Mark Littlewood’s colleagues are shown on the IEA website, so I took the opportunity to send them a copy of my email. A ‘leading light’ at the IEA responded with some encouraging words and requested I send a copy of The Glass Ceiling Delusion. I shall, of course, do so with pleasure.

A good start to the day.


About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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