Rob Waller

Freelance developer and web entrepreneur. Currently working hard on online marketing tool StatusPeople.com. Find me on Google+.

Video: Political Marketing on Social Media

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At the start of April I gave a talk on Politics and Social Media  at the Rose and Crown. The aim was to provide some insights and learning to those involved in politics about how best to promote ideas and policies via social media. Over the weeks leading up to the talk I prepared my…

On Swimming with Sharks

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There is a theory that suggests to be good at business you must be hard nosed, ruthless, dishonest and fight for everything. It, essentially, suggests business is a form of warfare carried out by individuals against each other where the winner takes all. It states that if you’re not tough enough you shouldn’t get involved…

Julie Borowski Is Wrong About Libertarianism and Women

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Some of you may have seen the video above which @chrstinadarling put me on to. Generally I quite like Julie Borowski’s videos, as they’re pretty good at condensing Libertarian ideas into simple, understandable chunks. However her views on why their are so few active female Libertarians are way off the mark. Julie makes two basic points. One…

#OllyGate fails the Nigel Farage Test

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Dear Nigel, It is well known that you have two tests for a person’s quality… 1. Would I employ them? 2. Would I have a drink with them? You use it quite effectively to berate and point out how useless, out of touch and incompetent our political class are. So it saddens me that I…

Worker Blacklists: What’s the Libertarian View?

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I think this is a really interesting discussion point and I would love to know what other Libertarians’ views on the matter are… Thousands of construction workers have been secretly blacklisted and denied jobs on building projects like the London Olympics, the Sunday People can reveal. And many of them still do not know why they cannot find work.…

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…

A Belief in Bank Solvency is More Fantastical Than a Belief in God

“Bank runs, once they start, are difficult to contain, and they take down both weak and strong institutions indiscriminately. In the early 1930s the U.S. had to close thousands of solvent banks because they were unable to withstand the massive withdrawals of a frightened public. We learned the hard way that central bank lending was…