Monthly Archives: April 2012

Evening Panel Discussion: Should we abolish the NHS?

A commendable event organised by the IEA: The purpose of this panel discussion is to discuss the appropriate role of the state in the provision and finance of health care. Panellists will seek to answer the question of whether there should be radical health reform and, if so, what form it should take. Some panellists…

The Name

Please feel free to pitch your ideas on a name for the organisation here. Ideally please provide a small description of your reasoning about ideas proposed. The name isn’t just a title, it’s a key part of the “brand” of the organisation… so whilst it may appear to be a small detail, it is quite…

No Representation without Taxation

A couple of weeks ago, Pro-Capitalist posed the thought experiment Should people on (unemployment) benefits be allowed to vote? The basis of his argument, and I’m paraphrasing here, is that by allowing those who are ‘net receivers’ of government money to choose how it is spent ensures we are stuck in a cycle which perpetuates…

Diamond geezer

It was encouraging to read about a businessman engaging honestly and openly in politics and apparently pursuing sound free-market policies. Bob Diamond is looking to undermine efforts to regulate his business – Barclays Bank – by helping to ensure it never needs to receive a bailout: The degree to which this fussing has infuriated Diamond…

Party Project Microsite Open

I’d like to notify readers that a new focused discussion area is now open on Libertarian Home. If you would like to discuss Gavin’s project to create a new libertarian party, or wish to advocate other directions, you’ll find opportunities to do so there. I’ve organised items in this section into “working groups” where particular…