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Entries for March, 2011
NB, I am not Davy. Like most comedic current affairs TV shows, Channel 4′s “10 O’Clock Live” isn’t exactly home to Libertarian wisdom or even elite political insight, yet I continue to find myself watching every week. Perhaps it’s because I’m fond of the humour from the majority of its cast, or perhaps it’s because [...]
Here’s a selection of videos I’ve enjoyed over the last few days concerning the Libyan “intervention”. Before watching these videos, however, I’d like to warn everybody against using the term “war” when speaking about what’s happening in Libya. The helpful people over at the ministry of peace have officially declared that this is, in fact, [...]
Some very interesting points in this excellent extended interview with Walter Williams. One of those points that hadn’t struck me before is that political clout or favouritism is historically no guarantee of economic success. In the context of the decline of the black inner cities after the supposedly positive civil rights act this rang very true. [...]
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Karl Pilkington on Charity: “People on the Dole hand over money? Well that’s easy… that’s not their money…”
“You give me some of your money, I’ll give it away! That’s easy!” He may have a head like a fucking orange but Pilkington accidentally nails the libertarian argument that giving away money that’s not yours (government handouts) is not the same as charity or generosity. This is a pretty tenuous video to put up [...]
NB, I am not Davy. It’s quite a common phenomenon for statists to point to laws in other states and explain how they would be useful if they were enforced everywhere. One such subset of laws that are sometimes referred to in this way are the laws against littering that can be found in many [...]