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Drugs, Morality, The Law & Peter Hitchens

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I expect I have more time for Peter Hitchens than many libertarians.  Credit where credit’s due, I say; the man has been on the right side of a great many issues over the last few years, such as the defence of habeas corpus, jury trials and other hard-won limitations on state power; he has been…

Bitcoin: a protocol for the distributed maintenance of a ledger?

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When I finally found my way to Brian Micklethwait’s Pimlico pad on Friday evening I was in for a few surprises. The biggest visual surprise was Brian’s amazing collection of books and CD’s. The amount knowledge there, in one home, is staggering. I enjoyed running my eyes over the titles and trying to notice whole…

We can but dream

At the 2015 election, there is a hung parliament, with the Tories in a minority and desperately needing the five new Libertarian MPs to join them in a coalition.   We’re offered three bills during the fixed five-year term in exchange for taking a coalition whip.  What realistic three bills would you demand?  Go too far,…

Drawing threads together

Have you noticed how the recent riots have confirmed everyone in their previous opinions? Whether you be leftwing or rightwing, liberal or libertarian, whoever and whatever you previously blamed for the decline and fall of this nation, the riots have provided the perfect example. So, in one way, the riots have changed very little. What…

London would be better off with Anarchy

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As I sit in my home and listen to Police helicopter hovering over Clapham Junction I can watch the TV coverage of the scene itself. This is scary stuff. Each time a car goes over the speed bump outside I hear a loud metallic rattle and get nervous. Is that looters? My new car is…

Discussion point: Extreme behaviour in libertopia

I woke up Sunday morning to the Sky papers review and they were talking about “double splashes”, “blurbing” and the other editorial techniques used to apportion prominence to stories on the newspapers’ frontpage. A few of the papers were criticised as having assigned the wrong amounts of space to Amy Winehouse and the Norwegian massacre.…