Interview with Keir Martland

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Keir Martland, leader of the Ludwig von Mises Centre UK (or Mises UK). This is a rebranding and continuation of the Libertarian Alliance as previously spearheaded by Sean Gabb. From Keir's personal bio: 'Keir Martland is the Director of the Ludwig von Mises Centre UK, having previously been Director… Continue reading Interview with Keir Martland

John Stuart Mill Predicts Soviet Communism

"The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government, is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power. Every function superadded to those already exercised by the government, causes its influence over hopes and fears to be more widely diffused, and converts, more and more, the active and ambitious part of the public… Continue reading John Stuart Mill Predicts Soviet Communism

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

Some Thoughts on Shariah Law Courts

For those that don't know, British law can be broken into two major categories: Public and private law. Public law is made up of administrative, constitutional and most importantly, criminal law. Because criminal law is part of public law, if you break a criminal law you will be prosecuted by the state itself. If somebody… Continue reading Some Thoughts on Shariah Law Courts

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