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Gun control doesn’t work!

by Stefan MetzelerGiven that the debate on gun rights in the US is flaring up again, let me sum up the situation in Switzerland. I’m Swiss and I’ve been fighting for gun rights for almost 30 years now. When I say that gun control “does not work”, I mean “it does not result in the…

Dose of Liberty- Episode 3

In this episode, we discuss the prospect of financial Armageddon. How far away are we from the next economic collapse? And can the current economic situation last much longer? We also discuss why the French revolution happened, why Japanese people never get laid and pirates!   If you enjoyed our podcast please follow us on…

The Bond Bubble Has Burst

I am calling it. What we are seeing in the markets right now is the start of the next big financial crisis. The huge bubble in government debt has begun to burst. It took a few years, but investors have finally realized that western governments in general, and the US in particular, are trapped in…

Historical Repentance

One of the most difficult issues for any history student is the problem of context. Should we judge historical actors according to our own values, or do we need to take the views of the time into account? There are problems with both choices. If we decide who is a ‘good’ person in accordance with…

Let’s apply the free markert to farming

I must stress that there was farming in the UK well before the creation of the EU. There have been long-established trading relations all over the world particularly within the commonwealth . It sounds blistering obvious, but it is worth iterating this point as some articles published sound as though we would be left without…

Does the Future Belong to SJWs?

On the recommendation of a friend, I have been reading The Descent of Man by the artist, sculptor and transvestite Grayson Perry. My friend said to me “if you want to understand modern feminism read this book.” The book is a mess of internal contradictions. For example, in one chapter, Perry talks about how forced gender…

Goodbye Grid Girls

Last week the Professional Darts Association got rid of the ‘walk on girls’ that accompany the players onto the Oche. Today the F1 are getting rid of the ‘grid girls’ that have become an integral feature of F1 racing for as long as I can remember. As somebody who does not really follow sports I…

Like Mother Like Daughter

A graph published in this weeks edition of The Economist shows how a woman’s earning power is impacted by having children. It turns out that there is a strong correlation between the amount of income a woman loses by having children and the earnings her mother lost by starting a family. For example, if a mother…

The Alexander Adamescu case at Frontline Club

The following text was received by email late yesterday evening from Brian Micklethwait. Below is the invite I received, which I now pass on to you, to a public meeting which  will be happening Wednesday 24th January. I very much hope that you will at least consider attending this event, despite the short notice.  At…

How can we be confident in LPUK?

I have recently checked in with the state of LPUK. It is helpful there seem to be more LPUK members coming to London now and so face to face conversations are possible, indeed the Dose of Liberty team invited the Kent coordinator to speak after meeting at London events. It is also speaks very well…