Category Archives: Libertarians don’t live by argument alone

Some sounds of civilisation

Posted in Cultural Issues, Libertarians don't live by argument alone | 37 Comments

It is the end of times (or something)

Two op-eds have caught my eye today. The first by Gideon Rachman of the Financial Times and reproduced in the AFR: The idea that the middle-class and the young will always be the most stalwart supporters of democracy is also … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, History, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Oppressive government | 92 Comments

… and in other news.

My former PhD student Chris Berg is joining RMIT University as a post-doctoral fellow where he will find a new definition of pain and suffering, as he is slowly digested over a thousand years be working on turning his excellent … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Advertising: Friedman17

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Libertarians in an age of populism

This evening I gave a talk to the Victorian branch of the Liberal Democratic Party. My speech notes (that I very likely deviated from) are below. ~~++~~ The powers which modern democracy possesses would be even more intolerable in the … Continue reading

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New front in the war on terror

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Champions Of Liberty Awards

The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance is running a vote for the prestigious 2016 Champions Of Liberty Awards. Please click through a vote.

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Slow news day

Do you realise that there are people out there who live in sin? As in they carry on like they are married, but are not married. Some of these people even have children out of wedlock. I suspect that you … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Ethics and morality, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Oppressive government | 147 Comments

Countdown to Christmas II

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Not to mention the ABC, Fairfax, or the universities …

The Menzies Research Centre has just published some figures … The Menzies research draws on data from the Australian Electoral Commission, the Fair Work Commission and the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission. The paper calls for the reform … Continue reading

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