In an IEA report published today, I return to the issue of state-funded political activism. Following on from Sock Puppets and Euro Puppets, The Sock Doctrine looks at the options available to government in preventing taxpayers' money being used for lobbying, advocacy and campaigning.
The paper also looks at some recent examples of state-funded activism and reflects on the situation in the USA and Australia where there is a similar problem. Finally, it includes a list of special interest groups that receive up 100 per cent of their income from the government.
It's free to download.
And I've written an article about it for ConHome.