Tag Archive for Property Rights

Duncan Stott on Housing and planning

I put it to Duncan that the incredible cost of housing is down to the planning system and we’re unlikely to get any disagreement on that. Duncan agrees and uses a fantastic analogy with the car market to demonstrate just how overplanned and overcontrolled the system is and how this leads to shortages and spiralling…

How to make trouble over marriage

Christina Annesley writes powerfully on the topic of marriage, gay marriage in particular, and I think she has hit on something important. First she skewers the idea that this is a simple matter and dismisses the usual libertarian line that religious groups e.g. the Church of England should be free to discriminate against homosexuals by…

Environmentalists working for individual rights

the industry is planning to ride roughshod over individual rights in the dash to recover oil and gas Independent Now this is an argument I can support. As I said before Fracking, though valuable,  could well be impossible in a society that respects individual property rights, but stands a chance if the proper incentives are…