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“Oxi”, is and ought

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In the latest stage of the most drawn out crisis in modern history, 38.31% of Greek voters have chosen to reject austerity. This is wonderful news for free-marketeers who live on social media but not in Greece. Greece can now have its own currency, and adopt a rigorous “hard money” policy. The financial juggling acts…

An option for Greece

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There is a succinct piece on explaining that Greece has 5, not 2 options before it. I want to put forward a sixth. Before I do that, a summary of the other 5: 1. Greece stays in the Eurozone 2. Greece keeps the euro, but stays outside the eurozone – “The Montenegro Option” 3. A…

Incomprehensible Savagery

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The murder of nine black church goers by Dylan Roof was an act of incomprehensible savagery. Since the event, there has been much discussion, the removal of the Confederate flag from South Carolina Statehouse and the President has broken out in song. I often feel averse to thinking about events such as these in any…

Guy Montrose out

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The LPUK website has had a refresh and lists the following: Simon Walmsley – Acting Chairman Well hello Simon, but wait – no Guy Montrose? Enquiries on Facebook show Guy is taking a “break from politics”. Since Guy joined LPUK notably more had been done, but I always said he was driving down a dead…

Libertarian Home speaker enters race for City Hall

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According to the Standard last month’s speaker Syed Kamall has entered the race for London Mayor and intends to win: Senior party figures have been pushing the London MEP to take on favourite Zac Goldsmith in the City Hall race but until now he has kept his powder dry. The leadership is understood to be…

LPUK is getting through press officers

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The Libertarian Party has appointed a new Press Officer named David Parry, a poet and wiccan, effective this Thursday. Strangely, the website lists someone called Sean Clarke as in charge of “Press & Promotion”, but that was not David’s predecessor. The guy who wore that badge at Liberty League looked very different indeed. So many…

“Free Speech on Trial” – Short Documentary

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Short Documentary Lays Out Controversial Tax Case, Shows How Citizen Documentary Can Create Change On July 25, 2014, Doreen Hendrickson was convicted of contempt of court. She was recently sentenced to 18 months, and surrendered herself to prison on May 15, 2015. The details of the case were bizarre, to say the least. Doreen’s husband, Pete…

Viva Liberland?

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On 13 April, Vit Jedlicka became the president of the new micronation of Liberland on a small disputed area of forest in between Croatia and Serbia. Here I will discuss the idea of independent communities in Libertarian theory and their practical implications. The notion that smaller, more independent nations can be the first major step…