Should Social Equality Overrule Individual Liberty? (Undergraduate Essay)

This is an essay I wrote recently for my Social & Political Theory course. I got quite a good mark and I'm happy with it overall so I thought I'd share it. The course was centered on the ideas of  Liberty, Equality and Fraternity in modern political and social philosophy. We had a list of … Continue reading Should Social Equality Overrule Individual Liberty? (Undergraduate Essay)

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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

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

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