Category Archives: Classical Liberalism

Covid and the forces of spontaneous disorder

Skill testing question: where is this from and where is he talking about? This select group of political leaders and medical experts have upended economies, as well as the lives of billions of ordinary people, by implementing extremely coercive and … Continue reading

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Is this cultural appropriation?

By denying that he is oppressed, this man is enacting whiteness. How can we possibly fight racism when black people won’t do what they’re told? — Titania McGrath (@TitaniaMcGrath) June 18, 2021 From  The Bigot Ate Their Homework. Some background: … Continue reading

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Trying to register a new liberal political party for Australia

In 2013 I had helped set up India’s only classical liberal party. The party was required to furnish 100+ affidavits from registered voters to India’s Election Commission. The process took over 12 months. In the case of Australia’s Representatives (AusReps), … Continue reading

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More than a whiff of fascism

Reported in The Australian: Australian Medical Association president Omar Khorshid says Australia must consider what greater freedoms will be available for fully vaccinated people, as the medical group backs a digital certificate to prove immunisation status. Dr Khorshid said the … Continue reading

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Exterminate ugliness: a grand mission for the civilised

Budapest, Hungary 🇭🇺 I hope the Europeans governments will follow this example. — Traditionalism revival (@trad_revival) May 18, 2021

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It isn’t your money. It belongs to Scott and Josh

Economists slam ‘outrageous’ lockdown secrecy. The government has refused to ­release Treasury documents that spell out the assumed costs and benefits of border closures, lockdowns and other COVID-19 ­restrictions, a decision prominent economists have slammed as ­“outrageous”. The federal government … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Liberalism, Economics and economy | 23 Comments

Can LDP replace the Liberal Party?

Politically, Australia is facing the complete rout of the liberal concept since March 2020. Leaders from both major parties have brushed off human rights as even being relevant to Australia, such has been the betrayal of liberty. On 10 September … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Liberalism, Politics | 112 Comments

Read more Oakeshott

This morning I saw this post over at Econlog: Oakeshott is not very popular among libertarians, either. Libertarians may be wary of him for a few, understandable reasons: he was a British idealist (that smells of Hegel!), he was a … Continue reading

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The influence of Karl Popper and Critical Rationalism

A great admirer of Karl Popper has launched the My Popper site to provide a place for people to record the personal impact of his ideas. My on-line contribution started in 2002 when my wife created a website named the … Continue reading

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Walter Williams 1936 – 2020

Walter Williams died Wednesday morning after teaching his final class at George Mason University on Tuesday. He was 84. For 40 years Walter was the heart and soul of George Mason’s unique Department of Economics. Our department unapologetically resists the … Continue reading

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