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 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…

Wonderful force multipier employed by Stop The War

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What are this sorry lot upto? Out numbered two to one by their collection of placards this does not look all that impressive. But wait… Who are they waving the placards at? Parliament? No. They are waving them at this lot: And all these guys: See? Clever huh? What they have done is found the…

Incentivising good content for Libertarian Home

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So you may have noticed a little change around here. The homepage has been redesigned extensively to showcase more clearly what Libertarian Home is for, it’s purpose and goals, and to create certain incentives for the people who contribute. Other pages, including article pages like this one, category, tag and author feeds are lagging behind.…

Our own space to dance

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Since it’s Friday, a little music and poetry: What follows is a chunk of those lyrics, from just after the middle I think. Put your hands on your hipsBring your knees in tightYeah we do this shit together manNo fists, no fightsWe’re not trying to change the world So people think like usWe just want our own…

Lose weight, get results?

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Hey, you know what’s an incredibly fruitful way of passing the time? Dreaming up various “types of libertarian”. Coincidentally, it just so happens that I’ve recently invented/discovered a distinction that is so pregnant with earth-shattering implications that it may well change the course of human history: “Broadsheet” and “Tabloid” libertarians. Boo-yah! Trust me, you’ll want…

Not just less, more

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The modern world being the way it is, if you’re the sort who’d like to see the size of government decrease (no matter by how much) you’re likely to have heard variations on “If you don’t like it, leave” more times than you can remember. Usually it’s said with not only an air of self-satisfaction,…