The Problem With Anarchism

Over the past couple of years I have noticed a number of libertarians changing their political outlook and instead of identifying themselves as libertarians they now see themselves as anarchists. The argument tends to run along these lines – the…

First They Came For The Wankers

The government’s first big attempt at web censorship is an attempt to ban pornography from the internet ‘for the kids’. To be precise: Under the scheme to protect children from extreme images, hardcore sites would be automatically banned from ALL…

The price of excellence

Is it racist to think that people who come here from other cultures and lands should do their best to adapt to us and that we should not go out of our way to be other than polite and help…

‘Apocalypse ASAP.’ Really? And then what?

A cause for pause, is James Higham’s post about the Frankfurt (Marxism) School. It is salutary to recognise the source, breadth and depth of the encroaching darkness and to see so clearly delineated the anti-human foulness of those who have…

Incompetence or criminal negligence?

An interesting issue, these floods and one which starkly illustrates the conservative, left-liberal divide. First the facts, as stated by both sides: Some sixty years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began the process of taming the Missouri…

H&S Fight Back

We are often regaled with health and safety as an excuse for not doing something. Indeed, I have often pointed out that safety legislation is not the reason for this reaction, rather it is the lack of understanding on the…

Value for Money

One of the major differences between public and private companies is their attitude towards money, the private sector will look for ways to keep costs down, will carefully audit its income and outgoings and will look generally at a best…

Don’t do (legal, psychoactive) drugs, Part II

If it wasn’t so serious, it’d be funny. “The Illusions of Psychiatry” is is the second part of a 2-part article in the New York Review of Books (I commented on the first one, which questioned the effectiveness of antidepressants…

Where we stand together

There is much common ground that unites conservatives (small c) and libertarians (small l) – both in a way the true inheritors of a pure liberalism; the bonds that unite are indeed more significant than the fractures that divide, yet…