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 the Spectator Health blog, and an occasional contributor to Spiked, City AM 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 five books: '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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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 2020, special guest Matt Ridley talks about China, lockdown and innovation.