Notes on Rent as Free Market Welfare: 1

Okay, so I said a few weeks ago that I would start using the blog for notes and jottings about things I'm thinking/working on. There's a chance that in a few weeks I may be called on to give a talk to some Oxford students about Land Value Tax. And I've been working up this…

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Planning Promotes Poverty

Planning Promotes Poverty

A veritable army of worthy groups, made up of regiments from the likes of the Council for the Protection of Rural England, the National Trust, Friends of the Earth, the Theatres Trust (why?) and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, and their well-heeled and erudite patrons and luminaries, is leading an attack on…

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“Adam Smith U”

...or you say "outsourcing", I say "self-determination"... I love finding out that what I think are my ideas are not original.  I usually find they have already been thought of by far cleverer people than myself, so feeding the idea that perhaps great minds really do think alike even when they have never heard each…

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Universities Challenged: There may be trouble aHEad

Universities Challenged: There may be trouble aHEad

I pulled no punches at the time that the university fees decision was an awful one, satisfying nobody.  With the results in and most universities deciding to charge at the top end of the artificially narrow window personally I think the trouble is only beginning.  And it's going to be serious both for universities and…

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Justice and defence the anarchist way

Justice and defence the anarchist way

Even many who are relatively sympathetic to free market minarchist and mutualist ideals where as much as possible is done through voluntary rather than coercive statist mechanisms often have a problem envisaging a system in which no state apparatus exists.  Two of the most common objections are that we at least need a state to…

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