Was Karl Marx Right About Anything (Tom Woods)

An interesting discussion of the premises of Marx that were not necessarily incorrect. Tom Woods expounds on an article written by Hans-Hermann Hoppe, who picks out five foundational statements on Marxism, explains in what way they're right, and how Marx distorted those truths and made them incoherent.

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Fraudsters of Free Speech Part I: Owen Jones

Whenever one comments critically upon Owen Jones, there seems to be a courteous compulsion to interject, "he's a nice lad, but..." or "...but he does seem like a nice guy." Whether this is his boyish young looks (he's actually in his mid thirties) or the friendly approach he sometimes takes with political opponents that he… Continue reading Fraudsters of Free Speech Part I: Owen Jones

My Orientation: Guiding Lights and Fellow Travellers

This is not intended as an article, but as a page to link-in from my about me page to update the scant introduction I wrote when I first set up the blog. This is an updated declaration of the various influences that coalesce to form my philosophical-political outlook, for anybody that's interested.   PRIMARY INFLUENCES… Continue reading My Orientation: Guiding Lights and Fellow Travellers

The Coming Property and Freedom Talks

The Property and Freedom annual meet occurred just a few days ago. A page on the Property and Freedom website from December 2016 boasts an intriguing line-up, reproduced below, although I have no idea if this reflects the final list of those that addressed the conference. Keep an eye out on the Property and Freedom… Continue reading The Coming Property and Freedom Talks

Nietzsche Speaks! On Anti-Semitism

A very curious passage from Beyond Good and Evil, which not only invalidates the ill-considered prejudices of those that would misappropriate Nietzsche's work, but also derides the crude manners and attributes of the philosophes of national-socialism more wholly, historic and contemporary.   "What Europe owes to the Jews?—Many things, good and bad, and above all… Continue reading Nietzsche Speaks! On Anti-Semitism

Why Traditionalism and Libertarianism are not Incompatible (Godfrey Bloom)

Godfrey Bloom gives a great speech to the Traditional Britain Group (2014), regarding the natural congruence of libertarianism and traditionalism. Say what you will about the sporadic, less than savoury outbursts that he's infamous for (and there is indeed plenty to say), his grasp of the English legal tradition, and how British liberty is inseparable… Continue reading Why Traditionalism and Libertarianism are not Incompatible (Godfrey Bloom)

Sean Gabb on State Censorship and Corporate Censorship

A short and interesting discussion on censorship at a state and corporate level. I tend to hear more left-wingers like Chomsky talking about corporate censorship and the problems of limited liability, so it's interesting to hear the perspective of a more conservative-minded libertarian. Find the original post with full manuscript here

There is a Conversation to be Had

I woke up this morning to find Piers Morgan clashing vehemently with some upstart columnist fighting yet again for the removal of a historical monument, this time Nelson's column, erected to commemorate the British victory against Napoleon in 1805. Piers Morgan can be inconsistent and opportunist, no doubt, but when he's on, he's dead on.… Continue reading There is a Conversation to be Had

Pope and Patriarch, Hear the Cry of the Poor (because of climate change)

Sharing an interesting article recently published by Mises UK, originally written by Lord Monckton. I’m not sure how I feel about climate change. I don’t know nearly enough about it. I used to be quite a vocal environmentalist when I was more of a socialist, but I was willfully ignorant at the time. I accepted what I was told was consensus, and didn’t really challenge that view. Whether or not the alarmists are right about climate change, I don’t think that top-down state action is the answer. This article was written in response to the Pope’s recent call for social and political leaders to “hear the cry of the Earth.”

The Ludwig von Mises Centre

Open letter on behalf of the worldwide Catholic and Orthodox lay faithful in response to Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew on climate change

by Lord Monckton

A FALSE BALANCE is abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight (Prov. XI:1).

Your Holinesses’ recent admonition to your flocks about climate and the environment, though it was at one level a practical attempt at rapprochement between two faiths whose religious beliefs are in essence identical, demonstrated a naïve, unbalanced, scientifically ill-informed, disfiguringly totalitarian and, therefore, environmentally destructive political partisanship that it was and remains Your Holinesses’ bounden duty to eschew.

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