Monthly Archives: March 2012

Quick Thoughts on Bradford

And so it came to pass that the people of Bradford West did deem it best served there interests to return George ‘the disappearance of the Soviet Union is the biggest catastrophe of my life’ Galloway as their member of Parliament. There has been a lot of analysis of this event in the press today,…

Aside

Copyright does not exist as a vehicle for public figures prominent in ongoing public discourse over matters of public concern to suppress legitimate criticism and scrutiny of their positions.

-Matthew Sinclair

But that did not stop fat cat UNISON bosses trying to use it that way. They were not even the owners of the rights.

Tom Borroughes will be speaking on the dilemma of IP on Thursday.

Atlas Failed

So I finally got round to reading Atlas Shrugged, and now the blood has stopped flowing from my eyes I wanted to share a few impressions. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! To start with, the positives. I thought the plot was very good, indeed it could almost be the novelisation of the Road to Serfdom. It is…

Algorithms of liberty

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As advertised Daniel B. Klein has attempted to define and systematise libertarianism in a way that is tactically useful. His talks revolves around finding a way to rank reforms R1 and R2. There are clues to a ranking function in objectivist thinking. If you hold onto self interest and understand that value is derived from…

Stat of the day

the gap between the highest and lowest paid workers is higher in the private sector, with the top 5% of earners paid 5.7 times more than the bottom 5%, compared with…

Link

A blow for speculative invoicing of infringers – ORG