Monthly Archives: August 2012

Krugman’s unlikely reading of Rand

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Paul Krugman writes: … Ryan has said that his views on monetary policy are based on Francisco d’Anconia’s speech in Atlas Shrugged. Aside from revealing just how much of a Rand fanboy Ryan is — urban legend, my foot — this is interesting because that 23 paragraph speech isn’t just a call for the gold…

Comment Notifications

There has been a lingering problem on this blog with comment notifications, or the requests to subscribe to them, getting lost to the ether. I’ve been unable to get visibility of error messages or other symptoms but I see from statistics that the ether (known as Automattic) has decided that subscription requests are worth dealing…

Rob Waller says President Obama is a fake (sort of)

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Friend of this parish, Rob Waller, was not happy with merely embarrassing Louise Mensch. He’s tuned his app and taken aim at quasi-communist world leader President Barrack Obama (and appeared on CNN). UPDATE: here’s the video: This is from Mashable: President Obama has nearly 19 million Twitter followers, but 70%, or approximately 13 million of…

Why Britain needs the euro – Sep 6th

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Libertarians are known for enjoying a good debate, and rumours abound that we are also partial  to hot headed arguments. I am hoping that this last generalistion turns out to be unjustified on September 6th because I think that this month’s speaker at the Rose and Crown will edge Harry Aldridges’ UKIP sales pitch as…

The Independent Libertarian Network opens its doors

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The Independent Libertarian Network, officially registered with the Electoral Commission last month, is now open to membership. This new libertarian political party has been created to encourage individuals right across the libertarian spectrum to become active in their communities and spread the message of liberty as they see it. Libertarianism is a broad-church, and this…

Republican National Convention Schedules

UPDATE: Isaac has delayed the start of the show. New schedule published.   Here are the schedules for the GOP national convention in Tampa, Florida: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday The arrival of Hurricane Isaac has not yet been allocated a slot.

The Fountainhead

Alex Singleton is organising an exclusive showing of The Fountainhead in a fashionable London theatre in September: The story centres around Howard Roark, an architect who refuses to conform to the uncreative limits that others try to impose upon him. According to Ayn Rand, the author: “Whatever their future, at the dawn of their lives,…

The value of money is …?

I stumbled upon this thought provoking sentence in an otherwise flawed comment at the Telegraph considering the value of the Bristol Pound versus that of sterling: Money has no inherent value, it is a means of exchange and a tool. What gives it value, is the acceptance by Govt as tax. An interesting idea. To…