Tag Archive for Immigration

Immigration, identity and Brexit

Why is the immigration issue at the heart of many a Brexiteer? In a recent conversation I was engaged in, it was pointed out that a stable society has a common culture, and that culture is not the same as race. For example, we have a British culture that includes people of many different races…

Problems with Girls, and Vice Versa

March is Women’s History Month, a special time of the year where we, as a society, celebrate history’s outstanding women, such as Marie Curie, who discovered radium and polonium, Rosa Parks, who challenged the prejudices of an entire nation, and Caitlyn Jenner, who, incredibly, prevailed over a staggering twenty-two men to take gold in the…

Some Thoughts on Racism

It seems that calling someone a racist these days is one of the fastest ways to discredit that person’s opinions. That is why, for a lot of people, “playing the race card” is nothing but an ad hominem attack. It is the attempt to beat someone in a debate without actually having arguments. And indeed,…

Lew Rockwell’s Problem with Freedom

Lew Rockwell is a big name in the libertarian movement. He was close to Murry Rothbard, worked for Ron Paul early on and most importantly he founded the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn Alabama of which he is still the chairman. It is probably thanks to the latter that the austrian school is enjoying…

Soviet Migration Chaos

In many ways, Europe seems to be in a crises at the moment. Economic problems of some EU states, most importantly Greece have been constantly in the news over the past few years and no end is in side. The people in charge to manage the crises are our completely clueless politicians. They have identified…

The parable of the lures and fishes

Strolling along the riverside one summer’s day, I happened upon a fisherman looking mighty pleased with himself. “I’m fixed up now, I am,” he announced. “Oh? How’s that?” I said. “Well, I’ve got one of them ‘lures’, haven’t I?” “You’ve lost me, mate” “Not a fisherman, I see. No matter. Here, look at this.” He…

Immigration controls as a libertarian policy

Having voted UKIP for their constitutional policies, and largely ignoring the immigration issue that say Rob Waller found problematic I thought I should double back and take a closer look at their actual immigration policy. That policy is expressed on the Where we stand page in four bullet points, I’ll tackle three of them: •…

Borders and their Enemies

The program of liberalism, therefore, if condensed into a single word, would have to read: property, that is, private ownership of the means of production… All the other demands of liberalism result from this fundamental demand. Ludwig von Mises Libertarianism alone among political philosophies holds that private property is inviolable; this commitment to private property…

The Immigration Debate at CLDS

The Central London Debating Society are meeting this Wednesday to debate the motion: THIS HOUSE SUPPORTS THE LIFTING OF IMMIGRATION CONTROLS ON BULGARIAN AND ROMANIAN CITIZENS ENTERING THE UK This is a highly topical motion and one where libertarians have a distinctive view point. It would be nice to know that a few are going…