In Defence of Liberty

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Monthly Archives: June, 2013

Volitional Prices

Economics interactions are sometimes played into moral dramas. There are often complaints blaming high rental prices on “greedy landlords”, low wages on “bad employers” and rising oil prices on “unscrupulous … Continue reading

June 30, 2013

Black is White

The status of UKIP – whether they are a “democratic libertarian” party – instigates much debate, particularly when considering their stances on immigration and same-sex marriage. Ed Rooksby, writing in … Continue reading

June 23, 2013

Brighton’s Bins

A hot summer day in Brighton should be a great treat. As the Sun strikes peaks of mountainous mess, the putrid smell of an industrial dispute pervades the jewel of … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Alien Ideas

Surrounded by protestors shouting “racist”, “scum” and “go home to England”, UKIP Leader and MEP Nigel Farage had a tumultuous visit to Scotland, campaigning for his party in the Aberdeen … Continue reading

June 21, 2013

Government Spending, Taxation and Deficits under Labour, 1997-2010

Labour’s record in government, particularly on the matter of public finances, often forms the background for today’s policies. Given its influence on political debates, it is necessary to gather facts … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

Media Effects

It is often supposed that the mass media has a clear, common, direct, identifiable and predictable effect on its viewers. Classical formulations of this argument are that spates of violent … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

My Speech to the B&NES Cabinet Meeting 12/06/2013

Here is my ad hoc speech to the B&NES Cabinet meeting on 12th June 2013. The agenda item was on the prospective Article 4 Direction across the city of Bath. … Continue reading

June 13, 2013