Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Jackboot Stomping on the Throat of Free Speech

There are an increasing number of people in the United Kingdom being prosecuted for expressing opinions that other people consider offensive or insulting, or  that “incite” crime. They fall into several broad categories: Comments that are “offensive” to a particular … Continue reading

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Monbiot and Maximum Pay Nonsense

George Monbiot has written an article for the Guardian on maximum pay: http://www.monbiot.com/2012/01/23/the-great-pay-robbery/ Let’s see what he has to say: “The successful bank robber no longer covers his face and leaps over the counter with a sawn-off shotgun. He arrives … Continue reading

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The Socialist Nonsense of Distributive Justice

The socialists claim they simply want a fair division of the wealth, an equal sharing of the cake for all. They call it “Distributive Justice” All sounds very reasonable, doesn’t it? After all who would be in favour of an … Continue reading

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More Nonsense From Monbiot About Libertarians And Climate Change

I really wish that George Monbiot would do his homework before attacking Libertarians. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/georgemonbiot/2012/jan/06/why-libertarians-must-deny-climage-change Once again he has set up a straw man, this time its his misguided view of Libertarian property rights. He ignores all the subtleties and complexities … Continue reading

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Council Home Sub Lets & High Income Council Tenants

The government has announced plans to make it a criminal offence to sub-let a council house and to increase council rents for those tenants with incomes in excess of £100,000 a year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16376455 The fact that this is a problem shows … Continue reading

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