Talk:Institute for Fiscal Studies

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In the dıck taverne artıcle, ıt claıms that In 1979, bankrolled by his friend David Sainsbury's Gatsby Foundation, he founded the Institute for Fiscal Studies, now an influential independent think tank. Whıle ın thıs artıcles ıt barely mentıons hım, other than hım beıng a dırector ın 1979. Can thıs be remedıed by someone who knows about thıs?

--85.103.74.102 16:45, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

p.s. Sorry about the i`s I am on holıday ın turkey an theır ıs a dodgy keyboard

I dont think this is the case - the IFS was founded back in 1969 I think.

Conflict of interest[edit]

Please note that most of the text of this article was added by the IP 194.66.89.186. Whois resolves this to the Institute for Fiscal Studies itself. This may not be much of a problem but it does mean the text needs to be carefully checked. I think most of it comes from an article I cited in writing the biography of IFS founder chairman William Hopper (politician). Sam Blacketer (talk) 00:56, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

The IFS was clearly set up by a right-wing group. I have inserted the political parties of the people mentioned where I can in the article. The "independence" of the IFS has always been in question by the left, given the background of the founders, although Roy Jenkins of the Labour Party was in at the start. The recent study recommending Land Value Taxation was highly encouraging - Mirrlees Review of tax system recommends radical changes http://www.ifs.org.uk/pr/mirrlees_launch.pdf . LVT is not on the Tory radar and never has been, being too close to large landowners. Although a few Tory activists do laud LVT and actively campaign. LibDems and Labour do have big LVT supporters. 94.194.102.190 (talk) 12:19, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

IFS Worldview?[edit]

Wondering if they're left or right wing, free market, socialist, etc... Toby Douglass (talk) 19:12, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

The free-market is rigged. I may be wrong, but I cannot recall them ever noting it was or how to keep get it, and keep it, unrigged.94.194.102.190 (talk) 12:19, 20 April 2011 (UTC)