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?

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…

Our target market

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Recently I wrote an article on a strategy for establishing capitalism. What I want to do in this article is to suggest our most important target market. It is, in my opinion, the youth. Below are 3 reasons why I think this is: Envisaging capitalism in the current era where interventionism is the status quo…

How I will be voting

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The previous UK election was an EU election. It would have been inconsistent with my desire for a responsible media and a small state to vote other than against the media and against the EU. Let’s be clear about what a UKIP vote was at the previous election: it was a vote against the existence…

12 libertarian policy statements

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I find myself thinking, once again, in terms of leaflets. In particular I had an idea to produce a postcard with policy statements on the writable side. Check boxes might invite the owner to tick the boxes they agree with and share and compare what they ticked with other people. On the glossy side? Something eye…

BRICS and Mortar: Building a Movement Fit for the Developing World

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The primary concern of this article is how Libertarian theory could ever possibly be applied successfully to what is often referred to as the ‘Developing World’. But before I begin, I will make a few remarks. Firstly I fully appreciate the scope and diversity of the ‘Developing World’, therefore accepting the inadequacies of catch-all terms…

Strategy for Establishing Capitalism

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What is the status quo for the correct set of economic policies? What is the typical response of the ordinary person if they are asked about the minimum wage, import tariffs, subsidies, competition law etc.? For those of you who frequently discuss these issues the answer is of no surprise; it is interventionism. Most people…

Organising activism is hard, we should make it easier

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Through this blog, on a couple of occasions, I have been able to help organise street level activism. Each time, it has been immensely valuable to the project, but it is not easy. When Andy Janes had the idea of opposing the occupation of the London Stock Exchange by OccupyLSX, I helped drum up supporters…