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CHRISTOPHER SNOWDON




Writer, commentator, scourge of the nanny statists

Polemics, a new anthology of articles, is available to download for £2.99 here. Also available in paperback.

 

BIO

Christopher Snowdon is the head of lifestyle economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs. His research focuses on social freedoms, prohibition and policy-based evidence. He is a regular columnist for EA magazine and an occasional contributor to Spiked, The Critic and the Telegraph. He often appears on TV and radio discussing social and economic issues.

Snowdon is the editor of the Nanny State Index and the author of six books: 'Polemics' (2020), 'Killjoys' (2017), 'Selfishness, Greed and Capitalism' (2015), 'The Art of Suppression' (2011), 'The Spirit Level Delusion' (2010) and 'Velvet Glove, Iron Fist' (2009). He has also written more than a dozen reports for the Institute of Economic Affairs including ‘Drinking, Fast and Slow’, ‘The Proof of the Pudding: Denmark’s Fat Tax Fiasco’, ‘Cheap as Chips’, ‘Sock Puppets’ and ‘Closing Time: Who’s killing the British pub?’.

He blogs at Velvet Glove, Iron Fist.

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Regularly updated blog covering drinking, smoking, gambling, vaping, obesity and junk science.

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Updates and additional information related to The Spirit Level Delusion.

 
 

PHOTOS

For the benefit of conference organisers, sub-editors etc.

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NANNY STATE INDEX 2021

I edit the Nanny State Index, a league table of excessive lifestyle regulation in thirty European countries. You can visit the website here or download the full report here.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTOPHER SNOWDON

In this interview I talk about lifestyle economics, the war on e-cigarettes and the prospects for social freedom in Britain.

THE LAST ORDERS PODCAST

I co-host the Spiked Last Orders podcast which you can subscribe to on iTunes. In this sample episode from May 2021, special guest Geoff Norcott talks about Labour, lockdowns and free speech.

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CONTACT

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