Monthly Archives: January 2012

Move Your Money Campaign Won’t Change Banking

The Left never fail to disapoint. You can’t hate them for it because many of them genuinely do care. But they so often miss the point. And the new Move Your Money Campaign is a case in point… Why Move Your Money? We all know that the banks have failed us and something has to…

Nudge as a transitory measure

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Thanks in part to the current controversy over benefit caps there has been a lot of discussion at Libertarian Home about how and whether Welfare fits in with the ideology, and it became clear how varied the views are within the movement. Representing the objectivist corner, I made my position clear that I consider Welfare…

Quote of the day

What’s happened in the UK is we’ve ended up with a monoculture around the Plc as a dominant form of ownership,” says Mayfield. “If you’re an entrepreneur and looking to sell your business, an adviser would be very unlikely to suggest any kind of co-operative model. If you suggested it, they would probably tell you…

Snow odds inflated

Have you noticed, it’s getting a little colder? Snow over in Wales was forecast to lie, giving it the potential to disrupt people’s day. Hopefully, plucky folk have formed a plan similar to our own to go forth and sort out the pavements in the event they get properly covered. You can read about the…

Is Libertarianism Compatible With a Welfare State?

Friedrich Hayek portrait

The short answer to this question is “No”. The long answer to this question – in summary – is “it depends”. It depends on the circumstances in which a welfare state exists, the aims of the welfare state and the success in achieving those aims. Most who are familiar with libertarianism will likely be aware…