Monthly Archives: March 2012

Second webbie burned by LPUK

burned-web-designer

As suspected the gentleman web designer who stepped in to redesign the defunct LPUK.org website has found himself owed hundreds of pounds. He posted to a web designers forum warning web designers not to deal with LPUK: I spoke to the designer on the phone he’s irked that a principle was violated, and does not…

Intellectual property: a dilemma for libertarians

Can an idea be “owned” in any meaningful way? Only one person can stand on a patch of land at one time, whereas an infinite number of people can read a passage of a book without denying the owner of it use of this work. Physical goods are, in this sense, scarce, and we have…

Private roads not so marginal

Suddenly the case for private roadshas been ripped away from the tables at the Rose and Crown and thrust firmly into the mainstream thanks to David Cameron and Tim Wallace’s amazing headline this morning. This, for me, is a stand out quote: The National Association of Pension Funds is already working with the government to…

LPUK’s accounts investigation update

GB Accounts, 2010

Back in October people were looking to me to work with Nic Coome to establish some transparency in the LPUK accounts, the idea was to try to heal the rift by establishing what had happened, if anything, to all the money. Recall that various accusations had destroyed trust in the leadership and caused a bust…

We can but dream

At the 2015 election, there is a hung parliament, with the Tories in a minority and desperately needing the five new Libertarian MPs to join them in a coalition.   We’re offered three bills during the fixed five-year term in exchange for taking a coalition whip.  What realistic three bills would you demand?  Go too far,…