In Defence of Liberty

Driven by data; ridden with liberty.

Monthly Archives: February, 2014

In Defence of Harriet Harman

The Daily Mail has revived a series of allegations against Labour politicians Harriet Harman, Jack Dromey and Patricia Hewitt. The links between the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL), which … Continue reading

February 25, 2014

On the Harm Principle

John Stuart Mill’s harm principle in On Liberty is a crux of classical liberal and libertarian politics, as it serves to guide when a government or society should take action. … Continue reading

February 23, 2014

Statistics and Lampposts VII: CPI and Weighted Averages

Mark Twain once quipped: It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. The Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) … Continue reading

February 22, 2014

The Nearly Doctor

When the date for my viva examination was set, it was my life’s distant drumbeat. As the final day drew closer, the marching pulse grew louder. My doctoral thesis was … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Pearce Challenged for NUS Presidency

An anti-austerity campaigner, a UKIP activist and the current National Union of Students Black Students’ Officer are to contest incumbent president Toni Pearce for the leadership of the NUS. The … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

Economies of Scale in Education

Economies of scale are the cost advantages that organisations obtain due to their size, so the average cost per unit of production is reduced. This can be achieved through purchasing … Continue reading

February 16, 2014

A Link to the Past 12/2/2014

Here is a small collection of intriguing articles over the past month. Ian Birrell (The Independent): Two cheers for Nick Clegg – at least he’s talking about drugs Sarah A. … Continue reading

February 12, 2014