Monthly Archives: August 2011

Moral decline debate needs speaker

Tomorrow, the Central London Debating Society will be debating the Riots and our nations moral decline. I will forgive anyone not coming for a drink tomorrow, if they go to fill the vacancies for speaker or at least ask a pointy question. Tony writes: Our first debate of the autumn takes place tomorrow at the…

Libertarian e-Petitions

A quick scan of the e-Petitions website reveals a good number of libertarian or libertarian-compatible e-Petitions. Reassuringly they seem to be attracting a reasonable number of votes.

Ten percent is magic, says software model

cosmo-ten-percent-computer-model

Some boffins have claimed that in a social network “ten percent” has special powers. A software model simulated different networks of connected people and sought insights into how ideas spread through society. They observed that once a meme infects 10% of the population it has the potential to explode into the mainstream. This is not…

Southwark Drinks are open as usual

The Rose and Crown, Photographed by Ewan Munro

The beginning of this year was frought with all manner of trouble for LPUK, and the institution continues to limp along in a kind of zombie state. This is a great shame for all of us who were members and wanted to see something done about the upside down state of the country, find an…

Quote of the week

The point though, surely, is that there may not be a next time. This next presidency is it: the Big One; the one that will decide whether America – and by extent the free West – gets to climb out of the Depression and spend a few more decades in the sun, or whether the…

September events at the ASI

Tuesday 6th September: The riots: a mob made by the welfare state? 6.00pm – 8.00pm St Stephen’s Club, St Anne’s Gate, London, SW1H 9AB. Talk by Brendan O’Neill (Spiked Online) Drinks provided. To attend please regsiter via the facebook page linked above. Monday 12th September: Prof Kevin Dowd: The Decapitalization of the West  6.30pm – 8.30pm St…