Rocco: Oh, I Thought You Said Cannabis!

It’s a commonly heard complaint that libertarians are “out of touch”; we waste too much time on impractical, esoteric, theoretical points that “ordinary people” don’t care about. Worse, the things we say on the topics they do care about make us look crazy: “abolish the NHS”, “abolish the welfare state”, “abolish taxation”, etc, – this [...]

RGTyler: Road to 2015: Reshuffle

For those of you who keep up with the news, and since you’re reading our glorious website I will assume you do, then you may have noticed that we had a little Cabinet reshuffle. This will have been the last one before the 2015 general election and is likely to be what the cabinet will [...]

Rocco: The unpalatable truth about apples and oranges

It’s an unwritten rule that you should never explain a joke. I don’t know whether it applies to blog posts too, but just to be on the safest of safe sides I’m going to explain this one in advance. The point of this post is to bring into the sharpest relief possible the assumption that [...]

Jasay on Piketty

His plea for a radical redistribution of wealth has received an unprecedented welcome from the general public that has long been thirsty for an intellectually respectable excuse for holding the views it naturally does—namely that capitalism spreads wealth unjustly because it does so unequally. In case you didn’t already know, I’m a huge fan of [...]