Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams

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All is not lost for Labour (yet)

Posted on 18 December 2015 by Gareth Williams

All is not lost (yet) Dark times rein in the Labour Party. It’s impossible to move on social media for stories of disgruntled centrists cancelling their direct debit and leaving the fold. I understand – though I disagree. Much metaphoric ink has been spilled, and clicks generated regarding the end of the party. Again, I
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Rage against the BMAchine

Posted on 18 November 2015 by Gareth Williams

With the Trade Union Bill grinding its way to the upper house, it is worth noting that the majority of British trade unions today can barely organise a pissup in the proverbial brewery, let alone meaningfully compromise the nation’s economy as they could 40 years ago. At worst, even the most effective can occasionally inconvenience
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Coding Obamacare

Posted on 20 June 2015 by Gareth Williams

Irrespective of the outcome of the latest round of litigation, The ACA or “Obamacare” is neither the catastrophe its critics predicted nor the unmitigated success some of its supporters now herald. Partly, this is a function of its Herculean objectives. It aimed to increase coverage and competition while reducing costs; goals which were not only
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Decline and Paul

Posted on 8 April 2015 by Gareth Williams

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul announced his candidacy for President yesterday. One of the central policy proposals in his announcement speech was the establishment of Economic Freedom Zones in economically distressed areas across the United States. To spur business and job creation in these areas, Paul would cut the income and corporate tax rates to a
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JFK and American Liberalism

Posted on 22 November 2014 by Gareth Williams

The 35th President left a lasting legacy of domestic and international reform, tragically ended and unfairly neglected. President Kennedy’s legacy presents a paradox. More than fifty years on from the tragic events in Dealey Plaza, he registers some of the highest approval ratings of any President in the past 50 years, yet JFK’s legacy among
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Dispatches from the couch

Posted on 2 June 2014 by Gareth Williams

In true millennial/Generation Y/annoying and disgruntled twentysomething fashion, I’ve started blogging. Twitter is great for arguing with people you’ve never met and trying (and failing miserably) to make pithy, humorous observations, but 140 characters is just too restrictive. Blogging is therefore an ideal solution for my inability to keep to a strict character count. My views on politics/policy are vaguely
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