Institutions

Institutional news and internal affairs.

The Costs of Control

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As a software developer I want to tell you some things about autonomy, so that the story below makes sense. Autonomy is really very important in software development. The reason has absolutely nothing to do with computers and everything to do with economics. If you want a really very clear self-aware and powerful example of…

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…

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…

A Regrettable Aggravation

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I have not been keeping up with the old LIbertarian Party because I lack the motivation to do so. I regard them as a pointless distraction which is frustratingly still ongoing. It is impressive what Guy Montrose has done with the Facebook page – it’s full of energy – but that energy is being wasted.…

The Kochs say a lot about the Libertarian Movement

Open Secrets trace the Koch's money flows

Recently Charles Koch wrote an editorial in the Wall Street Journal. Here one of the worlds most recognised businessmen outlined his vision for a better society. The Koch brothers (David & Charles) and their involvement in politics makes them some of the most controversial figures in contemporary America. For many, the Kochs are the very…

Tim Evans guest of honour for Chinese delegation

Tim Evans with Chinese Officials

Tim Evans of the austrianist Cobden Centre shared this image on Facebook. It is unclear who is visiting who but he is depicted front and centre with a delegation of Chinese officials as if he was an honoured gest or leader. Tim has been training the group in the details of Austrianism. The group worked…

Conservatives for Liberty

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If there is one thing the libertarian movement lacks it is strong institutions. Given our pro-prosperity and pro-market bent it is noticable that money isn’t being thrown at setting up more of them, by people who have money and feel they deserve to keep it. Perhaps the answer is that there are too few good…

There is a job going at the ASI

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I think it’s a wonderful idea that people can get paid anything for the job of doing the right thing. So this is superlative, but it is only for the young and you have to hurry. If you are about to leave school to start a gap year this is for you. If you know…