On falling global “extreme poverty”

On falling global “extreme poverty”

I have, heretofore, generally accepted the idea that free trade, the division of labour, coordinated by what many people call "capitalism" has resulted in recent decades in a precipitous and welcome fall in the number of people on the planet living in what the UN, World Bank and co term "extreme poverty". They define this…

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Back to the Future…

Wow, three posts in three days. My disdain for the political process is clearly not enough for me to ignore all its ramifications! Of course you decide how much of this, like so many post mortem/what next posts, to give any weight to. The best I can say is that I have never left the…

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Welcome to the Liberal Mutualists?

So the orgy of voting violence has subsided, the army of apparatchiks (including some conscripts it would appear) has worked through the night to ensure your choice of which gang should impose your will on the rest of us is slowly, tantalisingly, revealed and the peaceful transition of control of the monopoly of force can…

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Millennium Rent more like

Millennium Rent more like

Renting is for losers. Apparently. It is only now that any form of buying is out of reach of so many who a generation ago would have been able to buy, that people have taken up the cause for renters of all classes. As what would have been yuppies in the 80s now see little…

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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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