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On How Social Media Shapes Protest Movements

Ford Fisher, occasionally of this parish, is a video journalist and founder of News2Share. His footage from inside high profile protests is fascinating although sometimes too long to watch repeatedly and analyse. So insights like this where he is spotting patterns in his work are really useful windows into the workings of movements. Ford was…

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…

Bitcoin – A Textbook Example of Investing Psychology

Bitcoin seems unstoppable. Since I last wrote about it in June, the price has doubled again. And with every new high, the bitcoin community gets more emboldened in their view that bitcoin is changing the world. I however, remain unconvinced. The blockchain certainly will change the world, but cryptocurrencies not so much. Nothing has changed,…

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.…

Libertarian Home as a Town Square

Occasionally Libertarian Home authors disagree with each other. Occasionally Libertarian Home readers disagree with Libertarian Home authors, and each other, too. As the political atmosphere becomes more divided and new forces rise and fall this is only going to happen more often. Today two different people have been in contact. One challenging me not to…

Video: The Power of Fiction with Marc Sidwell

I don’t know who wrote this summary at YouTube for the video of Marc Sidwell’s talk, entitled The Power of Fiction, but he or she got it very right: Marc argues that stories have a secret super-power. Properly formed, they can reach new audiences with world-changing ideas, and do so in a uniquely compelling way.…