In Defence of Liberty

Driven by data; ridden with liberty.

Murphy’s Flaw

Are Conservative activists really “libertarian ideologues”? (Edited: Telegraph) Richard Murphy is a chartered account and the founder of the Tax Justice Network. Mr Murphy regularly appears on television as a … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Statistics and Lampposts XV: Mutation through Resonation

Caroline Criado-Perez is described as a “freelance journalist and feminist campaigner”, and recently wrote a New Statesman article arguing that domestic violence should be made a separate crime from general … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review: Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

In films, crossovers – like Aliens vs Predator – are rare. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is considered such a grand project, precisely because a film series with joint continuity and … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

In Pursuit of Disagreement

In A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin wrote: “Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.” There are many gains to be made through disagreement. In our flawed … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Dimming Light

In Paris, a pro-Palestinian rally featured rioters attacking a synagogue and businesses in the Sarcelles district. Local residents reported chants of “Gas the Jews” and “Kill the Jews”. Participants in … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Free For All

Jessica Valenti, founder of the Feministing blog, received an ugly reaction on Twitter for wondering if any countries subsidised tampons. Ms Valenti’s article – The Case for Free Tampons – … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dictionaries and Equivocation

For a debate to be worthwhile, both sides require a clear understanding of what is being discussed. When there is confusion, prospective discussions can descend into deliberating meanings of words, … Continue reading

August 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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