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Smoking liberty protest

Dick Puddlecote, Dave Atherton, and others are gathering at The Vaults pub in Stony Stratford to protest against a ban on smoking to be applied to the whole town. This ridiculously authoritarian and frankly horrible idea was put forward by somewhat unpleasant local Councillor Paul Bartlett and is passionately opposed by locals and well as…

Keynes vs Hayek

The LSE invites us to a “debate” entitled “Keynes vs Hayek”. No boxers or rappers are mentioned this time but “BBC Radio 4 will be recording [the] debate between modern day followers of Keynes and Hayek.” The “debate” takes place on Tuesday 26 July 2011 and features Robert Skidelsky, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at…

Southwark Meetup

Eran Yehudai’s regular Libertarian Meetup is scheduled for Thursday July 7th at the Rose and Crown Colombo Street in Southwark London. I expect to see you all there as usual.

Confidence from uncertainty

The Royal Society has an exhibit on “how and when probabilities can be deduced, and the role of computer models” in deriving confident climate change predictions from uncertain data. This sounds most interesting! The exhibit is part of it’s free summer of science exhibition at Carlton House, London on the 5th-10th July, says the LSE.…

Sharper Axes, Lower Taxes

On 13 July 2011 the IEA is holding a panel discussion to launch it’s plan for comprehensive spending and tax reform – Sharper Axes, Lower Taxes: Big Steps to a Smaller State.

LPUK SGM Postponed

The planned LPUK Special General Meeting due to take place this weekend has indeed been postponed. The meeting is essential to begin the process of renewal for the Party, but I have been informed that the meeting has been postponed due to technical issues with the invitation email.