Iain Murray

Iain Murray is the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s vice president of strategy. He is the author of The Socialist Temptation.


ain Murray is the Competitive Enterprise Institute's vice president of strategy. For the past decade with the Institute, he has concentrated on financial regulation, labor, employment and immigration regulation, and free market environmentalism.

Murray has published several acclaimed books, including The Socialist Temptation, Stealing You Blind: How Government Fatcats Are Getting Rich Off of You, and The Really Inconvenient Truths: Seven Environmental Catastrophes Liberals Won’t Tell You About – Because They Helped Cause Them.

Iain is married with two children and lives in Northern Virginia. He was born in the United Kingdom and worked for the Thatcher and Major governments before privatizing himself out of a job and coming to America to marry the love of his life. Iain is a member of the Church of England but his wife and children are Roman Catholic.