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Take the hypothetical seriously

“What if this happens?”, “What would you do in this case?”, “Imagine this happens…”, “Let’s say this happened…”, “What could have been in case this had happened?”, “Suppose you were in this situation…”. These are all examples of how we use language to describe hypothetical situations, and according to professor James Flynn, those statements are…

The Maduro Regime is going very well, thanks!

It has been well over a year since I wrote a couple of articles for this blog talking about Venezuela, which you can find here and here. Today, I come back, to once again, cast our attention on our fellow men, perishing, being abused and starving to death under Nicolas Maduro. It will never cease…

Water Monopolies demand Smart Meter installation

Water, the stuff piped into your home and er… out again, is a privatised industry in the UK. Like many of the Thatcher era privatisations it works on the principle of a regional monopoly. So, in the Thames region we have “Thames Water”. There are no alternatives. Therefore when Thames Water says it is going…

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…

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…

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…

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…

LPUK Conference 2018

It is a freezing cold January afternoon. The setting is a brightly lit subterranean hall, the ridiculously baroque design of the room makes the place look like an upmarket nightclub. But people are not here to dance they are here to the UK Libertarian Party Conference. The LPUK has had an unexpected burst of energy in…