In Defence of Liberty

Driven by data; ridden with liberty.

Monthly Archives: August, 2014

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

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 · 1 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

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

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

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

Statistics and Lampposts XIV: Letters of Agreement

The UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) exists to “promote and safeguard the production and publication of official statistics for the public good”. Receiving a letter from the UKSA’s chair Sir Andrew … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 2 Comments