Interview with Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw is an independent writer and researcher that I became aware of through an address he gave to the Libertarian Alliance titled 'The Libertarian Moment.' He has his own blog, The Libertarian Ideal ('for secession, decentralism, mutualism and organic tradition'), through which he espouses his unique and varied philosophical, political and economic views. Chris… Continue reading Interview with Chris Shaw

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

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

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

Libertarianism and Broadscale Collaboration

One of the most attractive things about the libertarian "movement", besides the obvious core values of liberty and individualism themselves, is the willingness to eschew dogma in favour of working in tandem with others that are also pursuing personal liberty, even when their personal end goals are radically different from our own. As I've been… Continue reading Libertarianism and Broadscale Collaboration

“That’s Not Real Capitalism” – a Herculean Hurdle

A few months ago, I got chatting to some representatives of the Socialist Workers Party at their table on one of Cardiff's high streets. Not knowing anything about them, I asked the usual cursory questions: “Are you Marxists? How do you feel about Stalin's legacy? Are you Trotskyists? What's your position on Lenin?” As I… Continue reading “That’s Not Real Capitalism” – a Herculean Hurdle

An Introduction to Britain’s Unwritten Constitution

There are two different senses in which the word 'constitution' is used in politics, and the tangling together of these two definitions is partly what makes the British constitution so puzzling to uncover for the neophyte student. The first type is the one that most people are accustomed to, which is the constitution as a… Continue reading An Introduction to Britain’s Unwritten Constitution

Libertarianism Without Adjectives: A Brief Introduction

As of writing this, I am about to begin my bachelor's degree in philosophy and politics. I am re-entering education as a mature student in my late twenties, having just completed an Access to Social Sciences course in Cardiff. Liberty has always been my driving motivation since I first became interested in politics and related… Continue reading Libertarianism Without Adjectives: A Brief Introduction