The Pin Factory
The Year Ahead, Vaccine Rollouts and Trump’s Impeachment

The Year Ahead, Vaccine Rollouts and Trump’s Impeachment

January 18, 2021

In this episode of The Pin Factory, the ASI's Matthew Lesh is joined by Daniel Pryor, Head of Programmes at the Adam Smith Institute and Dr. Eamonn Butler, Director of the ASI.

They discuss prospects for 2021, the UK's ongoing vaccine rollout, and recent events surrounding President Trump's impeaching and the storming of the US Capitol.

Guests:

  • Matthew Lesh (Head of Research, Adam Smith Institute)
  • Daniel Pryor (Head of Programmes, Adam Smith Institute)
  • Dr. Eamonn Butler (Director, Adam Smith Institute)
Brexit Crunch Time, Australia vs. China and The Great Reset

Brexit Crunch Time, Australia vs. China and The Great Reset

December 14, 2020

In this episode of The Pin Factory, the ASI's Matthew Lesh is joined by Daniel Pryor, Head of Programmes at the Adam Smith Institute and Tom Harwood, journalist and commentator at Guido Fawkes. 

They discuss the latest Brexit deal wranglings over fish, trade troubles between Australia and China, and the idea of the economy having a 'Great Reset' in a post-Covid world.

Guests:

  • Matthew Lesh (Head of Research, Adam Smith Institute)
  • Daniel Pryor (Head of Programmes, Adam Smith Institute)
  • Tom Harwood (Journalist and commentator, Guido Fawkes)
Special Edition: Free Speech and Artificial Intelligence

Special Edition: Free Speech and Artificial Intelligence

December 2, 2020

In this special episode of The Pin Factory, the ASI's Matthew Lesh is joined by Preston J. Byrne, technology lawyer and ASI Legal Fellow, and James Lawson, ASI Fellow and business advisor. 

They discuss the subject of their recent papers for the Adam Smith Institute - a UK Free Speech Act and the future of AI, automation and work.

Guests:

  • Matthew Lesh (Head of Research, Adam Smith Institute)
  • Preston J. Byrne (Technology lawyer and Legal Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute)
  • James Lawson (Fellow of the Adam Smith Institute and business advisor)
Spending review, Covid and the ‘Green Industrial Revolution’

Spending review, Covid and the ‘Green Industrial Revolution’

November 29, 2020

In this episode of The Pin Factory, the ASI's Matthew Lesh is joined by our Head of Government, John Macdonald, and John Ashmore, the editor of CapX. 

They discuss the spending review, the latest Covid news, and the Boris’ ‘green industrial revolution’.

Guests:

  • Matthew Lesh (Head of Research, Adam Smith Institute)
  • John MacDonald (Head of Government, Adam Smith Institute)
  • John Ashmore (Editor, CapX)

 

(Recorded Friday, 17 November 2020)

Vaccines, Palace Intrigue and Ad Bans

Vaccines, Palace Intrigue and Ad Bans

November 18, 2020

In this episode of The Pin Factory, the ASI's Matthew Lesh is joined by Daniel Pryor, Head of Programmes at the Adam Smith Institute and Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs. They discuss the latest Covid-19 vaccine developments, the departure of key advisor Dominic Cummings from Downing Street and the Government's proposed ban on all online advertising of 'junk food'.

Guests:

Matthew Lesh (Head of Research, Adam Smith Institute) 
Daniel Pryor (Head of Programmes, Adam Smith Institute)
Christopher Snowdon (Head of Lifestyle Economics, Institute of Economic Affairs)

Socialism Loses and What Biden Means for the UK

Socialism Loses and What Biden Means for the UK

November 13, 2020

In this episode of The Pin Factory, the ASI's Matthew Lesh is joined by Daniel Pryor, Head of Programmes at the Adam Smith Institute, Robby Soave, Senior Editor at Reason and Sophia Gaston, Director of the British Foreign Policy Group. They discuss why the US elections have delivered a serious blow to American socialism and the future of UK-US relations under a Biden presidency.

Guests:

Matthew Lesh (Head of Research, Adam Smith Institute) 
Daniel Pryor (Head of Programmes, Adam Smith Institute)
Robby Soave (Senior Editor, Reason)
Sophia Gaston (Director, British Foreign Policy Group)

 

(Recorded Wednesday 11th November 2020)

US Election and Lockdown Shenanigans

US Election and Lockdown Shenanigans

November 6, 2020

In this episode of The Pin Factory, the ASI's Matthew Lesh is joined by Daniel Pryor, Head of Programmes at the Adam Smith Institute, Oliver Wiseman, US Editor at The Critic Magazine and Sam Bowman, Director of Competition Policy, International Center for Law and Economics. They discuss the latest results from the US election and England's second national lockdown.

Guests:

Matthew Lesh (Head of Research, Adam Smith Institute) 
Daniel Pryor (Head of Programmes, Adam Smith Institute)
Oliver Wiseman (US Editor, The Critic Magazine)
Sam Bowman (Director of Competition Policy, International Center for Law and Economics)

 

(Recorded Thursday 5th November 2020)

Biden vs. Trump, Brexit Negotiations and Negative Interest Rates

Biden vs. Trump, Brexit Negotiations and Negative Interest Rates

October 28, 2020

In this episode of The Pin Factory, the ASI's Matthew Lesh is joined by Daniel Pryor, Head of Programmes at the Adam Smith Institute and Joseph C. Sternberg, Editorial-Page Editor and Political Economics Columnist at the Wall Street Journal Europe. They discuss the prospects for the US Presidential election, Britain's ongoing Brexit negotiations and whether the Bank of England should adopt negative interest rates.

Guests:

 

Matthew Lesh (Head of Research, Adam Smith Institute) 
Daniel Pryor (Head of Programmes, Adam Smith Institute)
Joseph C. Sternberg (Editorial-Page Editor and Political Economics Columnist, Wall Street Journal)

 

(Recorded Tuesday 27th October 2020)

Covid Purgatory, Tax Competitiveness and US Elections

Covid Purgatory, Tax Competitiveness and US Elections

October 22, 2020

In this episode of The Pin Factory, the ASI's Matthew Lesh is joined by Daniel Pryor, Head of Programmes at the Adam Smith Institute and Tom Clougherty, Head of Tax at the Centre for Policy Studies. They discuss the latest developments in the UK's response to Covid-19, how to improve our tax system and what the US election results could mean for the free market movement.

Guests:

 

Matthew Lesh (Head of Research, Adam Smith Institute) 
Daniel Pryor (Head of Programmes, Adam Smith Institute)
Tom Clougherty (Head of Tax, Centre for Policy Studies)

 

(Recorded Tuesday 20th October 2020)

Rishi’s Tax Rises, Back to Office and Back to School

Rishi’s Tax Rises, Back to Office and Back to School

September 4, 2020

In this episode of The Pin Factory, the ASI's Matthew Lesh is joined by Matt Kilcoyne, Deputy Director of the Adam Smith Institute and Sam Dumitriu, Research Director at The Entrepreneurs Network and ASI Senior Fellow. They discuss reported tax rises in the UK, as well as the Government's campaign to get people back in the office and pupils returning to school.

 

Guests:

 

Matthew Lesh (Head of Research, Adam Smith Institute) 
Matt Kilcoyne (Deputy Director, Adam Smith Institute)
Sam Dumitriu (Research Director, The Entrepreneurs Network)

 

(Recorded Thursday 3rd September 2020)

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