In Defence of Liberty

A Libertarian Conservative's Perspective

A Link to the Past 12/04/2014

Here are a selection of my favourite articles over the past month. Tania Brown (The Guardian): Make up your mind! The science behind bisexuality Cllr Simon Cooke (The View from … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Statistics and Lampposts IX: Independent Schools and Dependent Variables

The BBC headline beamed that “state pupils do better at university, study shows”. The study in question was the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (Hefce) research entitled Differences in … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Friday Night Libel

As I say again, the best thing about mass communication is that it allows everyone to talk to one another; the worst thing about mass communication is that it allows … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Mathematics of Secrets

“What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets”, says Dracula, in the famous game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. It is a common refrain, usually heard from students … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Compliance of Wills

Headlines are used to arrest attention, but can often be misleading. The Independent gasped that ‘Islamic law to be enshrined in British law as solicitors get guidelines on ‘Sharia complaint’ … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Between Selfies and Social Media

‘Selfies’ – self-taken photographs – are currently coagulating our social media streams. Spreading by nominations, hundreds of thousands of women are taking pictures of themselves, denude of makeup; donating small … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

Statistics and Lampposts VIII: Let’s Get Statistical

The University of Bath Students’ Union Officer team for 2014-15 is Jordan Kenny, Paul Goodstadt, Tommy Parker, Freddy Clapson and Ben Jessup. It was noted by a bathimpact editorial the … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

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