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Some excellent articles on The Free Society website this past month.

Today we feature a piece by Simon Hills, associate editor of The Times Magazine, on the Government's 'Wellbeing Index':

Happiness cannot be defined or captured by diktat. The government’s ‘Wellbeing Index’ is a deplorable intervention which is doomed to fail and should be scrapped, says Simon Hills

Yesterday we featured a very topical article by the founder of Academics for Academic Freedom:

Dennis Hayes passes intellectual sentence on the 104 academics who ended the summer of rioting by trashing academic freedom

The riots were also commented upon in this article:

The summer rioters have no political or economic aims. The riots are aimless, says Suzy Dean, a product of a society with no sense of responsibility or purpose.

In the last month we have also featured articles by Chris Snowdon, Brian Monteith, Eamonn Butler, Martin Cullip and, of course, Tom Miers, editor of The Free Society.

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Reader Comments (10)

I see the Tobacco Control lobby are busy implying that Forest is behind abusive emails sent to them. Wisely, they don't name names.....

Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 11:47 | Unregistered CommenterMr A

I am itching to comment on the Independent report (Big Tobacco exposed) but I am in meetings most of the day. Will post as soon as I can and you can add any comments you may have to that thread.

Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 12:26 | Unregistered CommenterSimon

Oh I have! As have others....

Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 13:44 | Unregistered CommenterMr A

Sorry to be off topic Simon but hat tip to Chris Snowdon who has uncovered this.

Professor Bauld has been very naughty the Scottish Information Commissioner has ordered the University of Stirling to hand over the paper. This seems like a last ditch attempt by Professor Bauld to find that she has produced another dodgy paper.

DECISION: The Commissioner finds that the University of Stirling (the University) failed to comply with Part 1 (and in particular section 1(1)) of FOISA) in refusing to comply with Philip Morris International's request for information under section 14(1) of FOISA. The Commissioner also found that the University's request for clarification under section 1(3) of FOISA was unnecessary and unreasonable and that, given this fact, the University breached section 10(1) of FOISA in responding to the request.The Commissioner also found that the University did not fulfil its duty under section 15 of FOISA in relation to providing advice and assistance to Philip Morris International.The Commissioner therefore requires the University of Stirling to respond to Philip Morris International's request for information in terms of Part 1 of FOISA, other than in terms of section 14(1) by 5 September 2011.

Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 19:31 | Unregistered CommenterDave Atherton

The report will be a load of tripe and propaganda and not worth reading, but it's lovely to see them squirm like a grub on a hook. This from the Freedom2Choose blog promises an entertaining sideshow, too!

Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 21:31 | Unregistered Commenternisakiman

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 21:32 | Unregistered Commenternisakiman

Having great fun over at the Independent bashing the zealots!

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