Tag Archive for St Pauls

Discussion Point: Hong Kong is not a productive place

At the Occupy London Stock Exchange protest we got a brief opportunity to rehearse libertarian arguments on economics with people who activly disagreed with us. We made some progress in a few cases, and in others we met entrenched resistence, of most interest though are the arguments that didn’t work because we were out-debated at…

What are #OccupyLSX saying?

Feed me your Wages

Yesterday, the protesters at St Paul’s dressed as zombies and marched through the City to “dance on the grave of capitalism”. At last they are being clear, they want capitalists dead and they want to feed, as the pictures clearly show, by buying their food (presumably some kind of carrion) using the expropriated wages of…

Occupy London update

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So, the campers are still out in force at St Paul’s but thanks to pro-capitalism campaigners they have not gone unopposed. This was one of the most frustrating observations at the time of the anti-austerity, student fees and ukuncut protests; it seemed that all the shouting was in one direction and that there was no…

An open letter to the London occupiers

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Dear protesters, If you’re reading this you’re open minded enough to look beyond the simple narrative and are interested in the deeper causes of the crisis and possible solutions. If you’ve heard of Libertarians before you’ve probably been told we’re ‘hippies of the right’ or shills for big business. This is not the case. We…

#LibHome to visit #OccupyLSX

Andy Janes and myself will be spending Sunday lunchtime in the Square Mile talking listening and debating with the left-wing groups and registering our disagreement publicly. If you feel as we do, that capitalism is not what people think it is and that it needs defending, then we’d love it if you could come to…

Anyone free this weekend?

I saw in tonight’s Evening Standard that the usual suspects are planning on occupying the London Stock Exchange this weekend. Given how the city is always a ghost town on a Saturday I really have to wonder what they hope to achieve, though it will be interesting to see how the media coverage compares with…