Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Olympic Park – Anti Market, Pro Corporate

Westfield from the bridge

I’m not that much into sport, so my visit to the Olympic Park on Sunday was a social occasion for close friends but – heroically, and so that you don’t have to – it was  a chance to see for myself what £11 billion of taxpayers money buys you in terms of sporting venues. The…

Steven Horwitz: Capitalism facilitated Gay Marriage

Steven Horwitz

This event seems most interesting. If Steven Horwitz is right, it will really annoy the kind of leftist who loves to engage in identity politics. From the IEA’s promotional text: enhanced freedom with respect to family choices that has characterised the modern family and is celebrated by those on the political left, is largely a product…

Was Political Philosophy founded upon a mistake?

sciences & ethics books

The title of this post is inspired by Harold Prichard’s 1912 article (justly famous in its day) “was moral philosophy founded upon a mistake?” where Prichard attacks the founding principle of Classical moral philosophy that ethics is based upon our search for happiness, a happy life  – an assumption that followers of Plato and Aristotle, the Cynics…

Gauke’s outrageous arrogance

David Gauke

It seems that Joey Jones is perhaps the most sensible (and liberal) member of the political-media elite today. You all know what he was talking about, but before watching the video of him, read what was actually said by Mr Gauke. Guido has the quote: Legitimate use of reliefs, for example taking out a tax-free…

Memetastic!

mr-president-no-build-that

I didn’t build this blog post, Richard Dawkin’s, Barrack Obama, Mitt Romney (maybe), and a few thousand people on the internet (definitely) built it. I take no credit. Of course, that’s bullshit. As was Obama’s accidental confession deliberate and considered opinion that he has no respect whatsoever for the sweat and toil of business people.…

I agree with Ed Miliband on Policing

Ok, shock horror, I actually agree with Ed Miliband on something… Labour leader Ed Miliband will today make a speech saying the G4S fiasco was evidence there should be a halt on government moves to massively increase private sector involvement in policing. He will also call for a moratorium on any new public money being…