Category Archives: Libertarians don’t live by argument alone

Let’s recriminalise adultery

Couples seen in each other’s company should, in future, be required to produce their marriage certificate or sign a stat dec that they are not rooting. Tooting is still acceptable. Politicians especially should not fornicate with anyone. Making love to … Continue reading

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Early contender for the Bernard Salt smashed avo award

In the early running it’s … Bernard Salt. Here’s a series of dangerous ideas. Work hard, don’t do drugs, don’t smoke, build good relationships, learn skills, save for a deposit for a house, spend time with your kids, invest in … Continue reading

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George Brandis on privacy and secrecy

George Brandis in his farewell speech: For more than four years, I was the minister responsible for domestic national security. That period coincided with the escalation of Islamist terrorism at home and abroad. I believe that we got national security … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Oppressive government, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 19 Comments

UK appoints minister for loneliness

Story here.

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In praise of safe spaces

Fortunately I recently stumbled upon the last safe space in Sydney’s inner west for the grumpy old white male. It’s a watering hole with a splendid view of a cement works and architecture that wouldn’t look out of place in … Continue reading

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Musical interlude

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Carpe diem

This interesting story caught my eye: WITHIN hours of the same-sex marriage announcement on Wednesday, an outspoken No voter who owns a beauty salon in Perth was floored by a gay wedding request. Belinda received a booking inquiry on her … Continue reading

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TV shows

So I’ve spent a lot of time in aeroplanes in recent months so I thought I’d share some TV shows I’ve watched. Charles III. Somehow the BBC managed to find an issue where Charles looks good while they were trying … Continue reading

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The moon is a harsh mistress – review

Tyler Cowen has a review of The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.  That reminded me that I wrote a review of that excellent book some years ago for the 100 Great Books of Liberty. ***~*** Science fiction has an unfortunate reputation.  … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing, Libertarians don't live by argument alone | 8 Comments

Music for the occasion

Posted in Ethics and morality, Libertarians don't live by argument alone | 12 Comments