Religious Agitation and the Limits of Principled Libertarianism

I'm not a very “principled” person. I am in the sense that my actions are guided by a number of principles defined loosely and amorphously, but I'm not dogmatic, I don't subscribe to Kant's categorical imperative, I'm not a utopian or an idealist. I'm a realist and a pragmatist before I'm even a libertarian. I… Continue reading Religious Agitation and the Limits of Principled Libertarianism

Intellectual Property in an Ideal World

These are some preliminary thoughts I have on the legal legitimacy of intellectual property, which may be liable to change once I've researched this subject more scrupulously. I don't believe that design models should be protected. Let's use the products of three major corporations as examples - McDonalds, Nike trainers and the iPhone. If an… Continue reading Intellectual Property in an Ideal World

Five-Year Old Girl Fined £150 for Unlicensed Lemonade Stand

Making the papers this morning, a five-year old girl is fined £150 by local council for selling 50p cups of homemade lemonade to passing festival goers. Four Tower Hamlet council enforcement officers issued her a fixed penalty notice, demanding immediate payment of £90 or £150 if unable to pay right away. Girl was reduced to… Continue reading Five-Year Old Girl Fined £150 for Unlicensed Lemonade Stand

Mises Elucidates the Marxian Philosophy

"The essence of the Marxian philosophy is this: We are right because we are the spokesmen of the rising proletarian class. Discursive reasoning cannot invalidate our teachings, for they are inspired by the supreme power that determines the destiny of mankind. Our adversaries are wrong because they lack the intuition that guides our minds. It… Continue reading Mises Elucidates the Marxian Philosophy

Sean Gabb: British Politics for Americans

Sean Gabb has begun writing a weekly digest on contemporary British politics from a libertarian perspective for Mises UK. Because their readership is mostly American, the first instalment is an introduction to the current state of politics in the UK for Americans and other foreign readers. Looking forward to following this series as it develops.… Continue reading Sean Gabb: British Politics for Americans

Thoughts on the removal and destruction of statues and monuments

With the 'Rhodes Must Fall' campaign still making headlines, I'd like to give a couple of my thoughts on the idea of statue removal and the white-washing of colonial history. For those that don't know, 'Rhodes Must Fall' is a campaign for the removal of the statue of Cecil Rhodes, who was both a prominent… Continue reading Thoughts on the removal and destruction of statues and monuments

Varieties of Libertarianism

Today I'd like to share a post from a blog that I follow, The Ecumenical Libertarian. Consider giving the blog a look and a follow, the author posts a lot of interesting, well-written material on a variety of libertarian issues. "A lot of people like to call themselves libertarians. It was actually kind of trendy… Continue reading Varieties of Libertarianism

Gavin and Alex discuss the Cult of the Regressive Left

It's funny that these guys just did a video together, when just yesterday I made a short post about the way both of these commentators are being smeared through Wikipedia, which seems like a trivial complaint, but when you consider the fact that many people (including myself) get comfortable with Wikipedia being a source of… Continue reading Gavin and Alex discuss the Cult of the Regressive Left

Wiki Smear

It has come to my attention this morning that certain political commentators that are sometimes considered to be antagonistic to the left have been listed as 'far right' on their Wikipedia page, with the page then being locked from further editing. I'm not very wiki-savvy and I'm not sure how or why a page gets… Continue reading Wiki Smear

Against Bilderberg 2017

I won't do too much writing here, I just wanted to post a couple of videos of impromptu interviews that I came across this morning from a small protest that took place against the Bilderberg Group conference in June 2017 at Chantilly, Virginia, USA. The first clip is of a man named Dominic who traveled… Continue reading Against Bilderberg 2017