Here it comes: the annual crisis of party conscience

I had sat down to write a piece trying to respond to Jonathan Calder's call for a stronger Liberal Democrat "ideology".  But as, in the process, I was reading and rereading various ways in which people in the party had responded to last week's election results, I began once again to wonder whether I had…

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The Machinery of Freedom

The Machinery of Freedom

So, for a bit of R&R at the weekend, and prompted by a few requests from fellow students on the Mises Academy course I've been doing on Libertarian Legal Theory, I decided to sit down and do an audiobook version of David D Friedman's "The Machinery of Freedom".  Or at least of most of it.…

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Geo-mutualism and the contemporary political establishment

Okay, so it should now be clear and out in the open that my preferred society would not have a politically organized coercive state government of any kind. It should be equally clear that this is not because I don't care about the least well off in society, but precisely because I do. And because…

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Geo-mutualism: the explanation

Geo-mutualism: the explanation

[Apologies if you found this through a Facebook/Twitter/RSS feed - it's a repost of an old post from my previous blog and I forgot to turn off the feeds for it] "State intervention distinguishes capitalism from the free market." So writes Kevin Carson in the preface to his "Studies in Mutualist Political Economy" (2004). In…

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