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

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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

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

The British Constitution Part II: Reservations on a Written Constitution

There has been a small demand by some academics in recent times for writing or codifying the British constitution. While I have made an effort to familiarise myself with the literature of those proponents of the merits of written constitutions (Paine especially), I haven't found anything of enough substance to outweigh the arguments given by… Continue reading The British Constitution Part II: Reservations on a Written Constitution

“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