Jordan Lee

Libertarian activist based in Yorkshire

Game Over for White Men?

“Welcome ladies and remaining gentlemen.” “It’s 2018 and marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn’t.” “For the male nominees in the room tonight, this is the first time in three months it won’t be terrifying to hear your name read out loud.” “For too long, women have not been heard or believed if…

The Silent Majority No Longer

This week it has emerged that the membership of the Conservative party is as low as 150,000. Some have suggested the membership has dipped lower than 100,000. This is a truly shocking for a major political party. The Labour Party’s membership stands at 500,000. The historical peak of party membership was in the mid-1950s when…

The Power Problem

The most stinging critique of Anarcho-Capitalism comes from professor Noam Chomsky when he argues that such a social system would be a sick joke. This is because the result would be the consolidation of power into the hands of a few mega-wealthy individuals. These super-rich elites would then be in a position to coerce the…

Why There Will Never Be #Justice for Grenfell

As the flaming edifice of Grenfell Tower bust onto our news feeds it was clear that a great deal of anger had been caused by the incident. It was an appaling tragedy and people were rightly upset that such a scene could have taken place in one of the richest cities in the world. Since…

My Moment of the Year

As 2017 draws to a close it is appropriate to reflect on this year’s events. There have been some important developments this year; the snap election, Grenfell tower, the Brexit negotiations, President Trump’s tiff with North Korea to name a few. But none of these are my ‘political moment of the year’. For my money,…

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…

Come All Ye Faithful: The age of the endless campaign is here.

What did we do to deserve this ordeal? This is the question that I have been asking myself over and over again for the past couple of weeks. The Labour and Conservative party conferences have been a depressing conveyor belt of scandal, intrigue and ill thought out policy. However, if these conferences are a litmus…

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…