In Defence of Liberty

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Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Disparities and Discrimination

The gender pay gap, the disparity between the aggregates of what men and women are paid, is often held up as evidence of pernicious discrimination towards women throughout society. Dr … Continue reading

July 31, 2012

The Men who made us Fat

The Men who made us Fat is a 3-hour BBC documentary presented by Jacques Peretti, investigating obesity and the food industry in the United States of America and Britain. It … Continue reading

July 27, 2012

My Submission to B&NES Article 4 Direction Consultation

I would like to apologise for my temporary absence from this blog. I have been moving house, and spent a couple of weeks without an internet connection at my new … Continue reading

July 20, 2012

Restricted Speech

John Stuart Mill, in his famous treatise On Liberty, said: “Over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.” Britain has a proud tradition of free speech, which grew … Continue reading

July 11, 2012

Red, Orange and Blue: A Retrospective on The Orange Book

The Orange Book is a controversial set of essays published in 2004, from prominent Liberal Democrats who sought to “reclaim liberalism”. David Laws (MP for Yeovil) and Paul Marshall edited … Continue reading

July 4, 2012

On Media Bias and Objective Journalism

Bias has been present in mass media since the first whirring of the printing press. In the modern era, large and prominent news organisations are often accused of bias, whether … Continue reading

July 1, 2012