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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.…

Will Intelligent Machines Take All Our Jobs?

We live in exciting times. The speed of technological progress is breathtaking. In my lifetime, I have seen the world change from one without the world wide web and few computers, to computers being ubiquitous, and incredibly powerful. As a child I remember us only having one analog, landline phone, with a physical dial wheel,…

Speaker Profile: Ian Dunt

Ian Dunt is editor of the popular political commentary site “politics.co.uk” and has written and for many other publications. He is mentioned most often for his work as political editor of the Erotic Review where he has written on pornography and the pornography regulator ATVOD. He is a political analyst for Yahoo where he covers the party…

4th July: Freedom Is Worth Fighting For

As the 18th century was drawing to a close it became clear that the values of the radical enlightenment had changed the way people think about the relationship between themselves and their rulers. It is out of this climate that a wave of protest against British rule spread through Britain’s American colonies and gave birth…