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Christopher Snowdon

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Head to Head: Toby Young v Christopher Snowdon

The Independent Republic of Mike Graham

Toby Young and Christopher Snowdon join Mike Graham for the second edition of Head to Head.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


26 Feb 2021

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Spectator Out Loud: Jeff Fynn-Paul, Christopher Snowdon and Jo Deacon

Best of the Spectator

On this week's episode, Jeff Fynn-Paul argues that land taken over by European colonialists in North America wasn't 'stolen'; Christopher Snowdon says the economic scars of coronavirus will define the decade; and Jo Deacon explains the drink being hailed as a Covid cure by Madagascar's president.


26 Sep 2020

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The Daily Objective | Episode 64 - The Nanny State | Rucka & Nikos Sotirakopoulos with Guest Christopher Snowdon

The Daily Objective

Watch live every day at 6 pm UK time on our Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/aynrandcentre/Sign up here to join upcoming events live via Zoom: https://www.meetup.com/London-Ayn-Rand-Meetup/Consider supporting our work by becoming a member: https://aynrandcentre.co.uk/membership/On today's #FreedomFriday episode of The Daily Objective, co-hosts Rucka and Nikos are joined by guest Christopher Snowdon of Institute of Economic Affairs to discuss the development of the nanny state and of government-imposed paternalism, and how it can be resisted.


5 Sep 2020

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Spectator Out Loud: Christopher Snowdon, leading article, Toby Young

Best of the Spectator

Christopher Snowdon on Britain's lost demographic; this week's leading article on the Government's mixed messaging; and Toby Young on why he's in Jeffrey Epstein's little black book. Subscribe to The Spectator's first podcast newsletter here and get each week's podcast highlights in your inbox every Tuesday.


18 Jul 2020

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EP 25 - (feat. Christopher Snowdon) See EU Later / Nanny State

What Most People Think with Geoff Norcott

After a decent catch up on Britain finally leaving the EU, I talk Nanny State with the one & only Christopher Snowdon. We talk vaping, smoking, drinking, gambling, taking drugs - all the good stuff really. In the letters we talk about the CEO who wanted to ban men talking about football. There's also the crucial question of which Labour Leadership candidate would be capable of putting up a tent. Follow Geoff on: TWITTER - https://twitter.com/geoffnorcott FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/Geoffnorcottcomedy/ INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/geoff_norcott/ YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/user/GeoffNorcott Sign up to Geoff's mailing list here: http://bit.ly/GeoffNorcott


29 Jan 2020

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"We Should Legalise Most Drugs" - Christopher Snowdon


Christopher Snowdon is a writer and the Head of Lifestyle Economics at the IEA. In this episode we discuss:Why We Should Legalise Most DrugsWhy We're Fat and What Can We Do About It? Support TRIGGERnometry:Paypal: https://bit.ly/2Tnz8yqhttps://www.subscribestar.com/triggernometryhttps://www.patreon.com/triggerpodFind TRIGGERnometry on Social Media: https://twitter.com/triggerpodhttps://www.facebook.com/triggerpodhttps://www.instagram.com/triggerpodAbout TRIGGERnometry: Stand-up comedians Konstantin Kisin (@konstantinkisin) and Francis Foster (@failinghuman) make sense of politics, economics, free speech, AI, drug policy and WW3 with the help of presidential advisors, renowned economists, award-winning journalists, controversial writers, leading scientists and notorious comedians.


7 Jul 2019

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#52 The Nanny State with Christopher Snowdon of Institute of Economic Affairs

State of the Markets

#52 The Nanny State with Christopher Snowdon of Institute of Economic AffairsState of the Markets PodcastAll podcasts available on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-tcfr0by81zN6DMn2Oii0APodcast links:https://soundcloud.com/paul-60-1 https://player.fm/series/state-of-the-markets https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/thinktradingcom/the-state-of-the-markets https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/state-of-the-markets/id1301360737Paul Rodriguez of http://ThinkTrading.com https://twitter.com/prodr1guez and Tim Price of http://Pricevaluepartners.com https://twitter.com/timfprice join Christopher Snowdon of the Institute of Economic Affairs https://iea.org.uk/Twitter: https://twitter.com/cjsnowdonTim's Media Picks(s):40 centuries of wage and price controls: https://mises.org/library/forty-centuries-wage-and-price-controls-how-not-fight-inflationThe Greasy Strangler: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4381236/An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6518270/John's Media pick(s):The Arrogance of Public Health Advocacy - The American Interesthttps://www.the-american-interest.com/2019/02/01/the-arrogance-of-public-health-advocacy/Triggernometry https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7oPkqeHTwuOZ5CZ-R9f-6w/videos Fyre Festival (Netflix)Three Identical Strangers (C4)Paul's media pick(s):Behind The Curve (How Ironic is this title?) NetflixWill People ditch Cash for Crypto?:https://medium.com/mit-technology-review/will-people-ditch-cash-for-cryptocurrency-japan-is-about-to-find-out-5116d0565fba--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stateofthemarkets/message

1hr 27mins

3 Mar 2019

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Is There Any Justification for Paternalistic Policies? (with Christopher Snowdon)

Free Thoughts

Drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes are legal activities, but politicians use the law in order to discourage people from doing these things that may seen as poor for your health. This is inconsistent with John Stuart Mill’s famous principle that people should be free in the sense that they should be able to do whatever they like as long as they are not harming others.What is paternalism? Should we take care of those who do not know any better for themselves? Are there different types of paternalism? What is considered coercion? Should the government enforce vaccinations for the purpose of collective action? Should the government worry about public health?Further Reading:Killjoys: A Critique of Paternalism, written by Christopher SnowdenNudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, written by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. SunsteinRelated Content:“Libertarian” Paternalism?, Free Thoughts PodcastPaternalism and Barbarism, written by Aaron Ross PowellAgainst Paternalism, written by Neera K. Badhwar See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


15 Feb 2019

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Christopher Snowdon

Renegade Report

CliffCentral.com — This episode of the show plays host to Institute of Economic Affairs' director of lifestyle economics, columnist and author Christopher Snowdon. Chris discusses many of the ideas expressed in his new book 'Killjoys', which looks at the paternalistic policies of governments in an attempt to save people from themselves. The discussion takes a hard look at the NHS, the war on schools to ban fast food, and the authoritarian attempts to control all the vices of the working class. Jonathan delves into the zealotry and colossal waste of funding that is public health, while Roman explores the evolving status of regulation around e-cigarettes. The conversation ultimately makes its way to the status of Brexit, Donald Trump's silly tweets, and show favourite Jacob Rees-Mogg.

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5 Dec 2017