Monthly Archives: February 2012

Notes from an IEA seminar

On Saturday I attended the third Norman Barry Seminar for the Study of Liberty at the IEA office in London (am still not quite sure how I got an invite, but anyway). The subject was How to Shrink Government and  Debt and based mainly on their publication ‘Sharper Axes, Lower Taxes’. There was quite a few interesting…

The Plain Truth about Cigarette Packaging

Dr Patrick Basham and Dr John Luik of the Democracy Institute will examine problems with proposals for the regulation of commercial expression on cigarette packaging: After combing through the research literature, Basham and Luik separate the methodological wheat from the chafe and discover that plain packaging is far removed from the world of evidence-based public…

Southwark drinks – Thursday 1st

To confirm the Southwark meetup / drinks is going ahead as usual on Thursday. “As usual” implies no speaker this time, although we do hope to be joined by members of the Brits for Ron Paul facebook group who will be rabble rousing in support of America’s most prominent libertarian politician. I am looking for…

Daniel B. Klein’s think tank tour

The other day I came across an event “Allegory and Political Economy” at the IEA. Usually I try to post details of events one or two weeks ahead of the date, but I paused before posting this one because, to be frank, I wasn’t sure what on earth it’s about. To be honest, I am…

Despite the troubles, LPUK will always have my support

I have only recently joined the Libertarian Party, so I am not entirely involved in the history which has led to some accusations being made against its leader, Andrew Withers. I only know one side of the story, and that is the side which has made such accusations which I do not wish to dwell…

AGM venue announced (LPUK AGM)

It is for the sake of completeness only that I note that Andrew Withers has announced the venue for the LPUK annual general meeting. This meeting is not recommended even for the brave of heart. Party AGM 24th March 2012 10am Committee Room 2 Clevedon Town Council 44 Old Street Clevedon North Somerset Membership Card…

Aside

I could have a sexy love union in my mum’s greenhouse

- Rob Waller