Jordan Lee

Libertarian activist based in London

The Real Meaning of Guy Fawkes Night

Though freedom is not a state of nature but an artefact of civilisation, it did not arise from design. The institutions of freedom, like everything freedom has created, were not established because people foresaw the benefits they would bring. But, once its advantages were recognized, men began to perfect and extend the reign of freedom…

The Casualties of Globalisation

This week’s edition of The Economist has a cover story about globalisation. The feature, entitled The Right way to Help Declining Places laments the populist movements that have recently risen to prominence. It is no secret that The Economist detests the likes of Trump, Farage and Le Pen. The article beings with a foreboding message:…

Why Harvey Weinstein is a Threat to Liberty.

Disclaimer: Please note that in this article I do not presume Harvey Weinstein’s innocence or guilt in relation to several allegations of rape that he currently faces. I am going to be perfectly honest, if you asked me a week ago who Harvey Weinstein was I would have said that I didn’t know. Nevertheless, this…

Three Reasons why The Uber Decision Is a Disaster

Transport for London’s decision to stop Uber from operating has received widespread criticism. The vast majority of people do seem to recognise that TFL’s choice was a fundamentally bad one. So far a petition to overturn the ruling has attracted over 600,000 signatures. Much has been said about the Uber ban so here are the top…

The Character of Capitalism

Ludwig Von Mises was the person who convinced me that a society with a minimal state could actually work. Therefore, I am ashamed to admit that it has taken me a rather long time to finally read his most political book. ‘Liberalism’ affirmed many things that I already believe. Yet, there were some sections of…

Who’s Afraid of Kim Jong Un?

At 6:06 am a North Korean missile flew over northern Japan. The Japanese government has urged people to take precautions at this time. Yoshihide Suga, the Japanese Cabinet Secretary, has said that this represents an ‘unprecedented threat’ to his nation. Similarly, strong condemnation has come from South Korea and many of the ASEAN nations. August…

Trump’s Afghanistan U-turn.

President Trump has recently announced that he will not be withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. This must be a major blow for his supporters. Many of whom voted Trump because of his promise to pull resources out of foreign countries in order to focus on domestic issues. ‘America First’ I believe he called it. This failure…

Why The Left are Getting it Wrong on History.

The events that transpired in the wake of the Charlottesville atrocities have sparked a wave of hyperbole across the USA. Public statues have been the focus of this upheaval. Several monuments have been defaced across the United States by radical activists. America and indeed the western world’s relationship with our past in under considerable strain.…