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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…

Libertarians’ post-it policies on immigration

Last night’s meetup afforded an opportunity to poll attendees on immigration. I asked everyone to imagine themselves to be writing a manifesto and to state their policy on a post-it note. The goal of this exercise is to generate on-topic talking points for attendees, and is far from rigorous. 13% did not participate and the…

I’m Voting Labour Because I’m Not a Monster!!!

Within a mile radius of where I live in South East London, there are a number of home windows still showcasing Labour posters from the general election four months ago, while political stickers can be seen on many telephone poles and such like. Among all of them, I have found no political message to the…

Are Guns The Problem

The news coming out of Las Vegas are truly disturbing. On Sunday night, a 64 old, local man, fired multiple rounds of machine gun fire into a big crowd of a country music festival. As I write this, at least 59 are dead, and 527 have been wounded. Most baffling of all, it seems difficult…

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…