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Youth and Opportunity

by David CairnieNow as a new wave of youths gets involved with politics, an opportunity has presented itself to inspire young minds with libertarian thinking and no longer allow for the ideals of liberty to go unheard and fall back down by the waist side. Politics has become the new trendy thing for a young…

John Stuart Mill Predicted the Outrage of Trump

by Timothy RooneyAs we approach the inauguration, I think of a wonderful insight of John Stuart Mill; everyone loves executive power– when his or her party wins the election. Back when representative governments were still an uncommon idea, John Stuart Mill—a pioneer of Classical Liberalism– advocated for it. However, in Considerations on Representative Government he…

The 4 most important points Gary Johnson didn’t get to make

by Luke TerryIn many ways, last night’s Presidential Debate was great television. Both sides delivered as expected: Trump acted like a buffoon and Clinton lied through her teeth. Overall Hilary won by staying quiet and letting Trump ramble on like a drunk uncle at a family BBQ, but Trump did manage to land a couple…

Sour taste over sugary treats

This week, a group of schoolchildren were invited to the Welsh Assembly to discuss the sugar tax. They chatted, debated, and came to the conclusion that the only way that they, and other children, could be protected from tooth decay and diabetes was by enforcing the tax. Now, it’s great to see children being encouraged…

Box Ticked: Alex walks Ireland for the RNLI

I’ve actually done it. I’ve walked round the whole coast of the Republic of Ireland! It’s been a perfectly Irish last day here in the Republic- early morning hot sunshine followed by a mixture of torrential rain broken by showers and a constant “soft rain”. And a rainbow. This morning I sat in Gerry’s back…

Voting Leave is the beginning of negotiations

By Hector Birchwood via LSE Hayek SocietyBritain’s Referendum and the question of Brexit: I am frustrated with both the Leave and Remain campaigns, not just because both have manipulated facts, or promoted nonsensical arguments, but because their focus has distracted voters from the fundamental goals of international diplomacy. Therefore, I will distil my understanding of…

Railway privatisation in America

By Tom WalkerThe history of railways in Britain follows a similar pattern that found throughout Europe and much of the world. The railways were built by private companies, which later merged and combined and were ultimately nationalised into a single, state-run operator. Britain is of course unusual in having since privatised its rail network again,…

The Prevalence of Crony Capitalism

Yaron Brook, President and CEO Ayn Rand Institute, was the Libertarian Home Benevolent Laissez-Faire conference keynote speaker. He is a passionate and most engaging speaker. It was a delight to listen to him. His main thrust was we should not care about income (I think that also means wealth) inequality. I well remember Margaret Thatcher…

No mayoral candidate deserves our vote

Today’s election is one that can’t help but be disappointing. Not one of the candidates is worth my vote, especially not the two leading candidates – Labour’s leftwing candidate, Sadiq Khan, who nominated the neo-communist, anti-capitalist, totalitarian apologetic Jeremy Corbyn to be Labour leader; and the “Conservative” leftwing Green candidate, Zac Goldsmith, who has spent…