European What led to the domination of Westminster by free-market think tanks? Bella Brown October 6, 2023 Listen on Spotify Apple Music The Google Play EN_Google_Podcasts_Badge was made using a sketch. Acast Amazon Music After a tumultuous year under the leadership of Liz Truss, host Ailbhe Rea addresses the ongoing controversy surrounding the true impact of free-market think tanks on our political landscape. Ailbhe speaks with Madsen Pirie, the co-founder of a free-market think tank, the ASI, to gain insight into their influence in Westminster. Next, we explore the financing of these think tanks, featuring investigative journalist Peter Geoghegan, who advocates against the use of “dark money” in politics. We expose the true extent of the IEA’s connection to Liz Truss and her tax-cutting efforts, with the assistance of “Nina,” a confidential IEA staff member who observed everything.