Strategy

Theory is one thing, but to build the free friendly and prosperous society we want we need to persuade everybody to leave everyone else alone. It sounds simple, but how do we persuade them to try it?

How can I do in 2016 what I did not do in 2015?

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There are plenty of roundups up the year and previews of next year floating around at the moment. Any brand which desires your long-term engagement (and they all do) is making sure to tell you what they did for you in 2015 and to make promises for 2016. I am not big on promises, but we…

Representing Members

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Libertarian Home seeks to help Libertarians get stuff done. It allows people to float policy ideas, discuss strategy, hold our institutions and our elite to account, meet and get to know each other, rehearse arguments and have fun. These are the things that help a movement grow. Does it also seek to represent libertarians? That…

How Corbyn is Winning

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Shlomo Maistre at Samizdata: What we are witnessing in the United Kingdom’s Labour Party is one of the main ways in which the Overton Window is shifted leftwards, as it has been doing for centuries in the Western world. According to Overton’s description, his window includes a range of policies considered politically acceptable in the…

Lefty Loony for Liberty?

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Jeremy Corbyn has suddenly taken over the British political scene and galvanised many to this support. Although it’s hard to disagree with all his stances, his socialistic economic policies will bring any libertarian close to a heart attack. What I want to say is that there is no need to actually worry. The Left Loony…

Ending fake charities

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A few short days ago, Sara Scarlett, a well known libertarian and a former Lib Dem started a petition calling on the Government to cease all funding of the charitable sector. A “charity” which receives taxpayer funding is simply not a charity. In light of the Kids Company scandal it is fair to say that…

“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…

In the long run we’re all elderly

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Recently Mohsan Ebadian wrote here about the target market for liberalism. Mohsan thinks that that market is young people. I think he is mistaken; and, in keeping with my new upbeat, positive and helpful persona, I’d like to explain why. Mohsan gives three reasons in support of his belief. The first two are wrong, the…

How have spoilt ballots been interpreted before?

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After stating my intent to spoil the ballot I got push back from various anarchists. Some said my amusing message would not be read, this is obviously true and not the point – the point is to change the election statistics. Others stated that an elevated spoiled vote count would be interpreted as a desire to do…