Monthly Archives: February 2013

75% of my £500 bonus went on Income Tax, VAT, Duty, Etc – How Much is a “Fair Share” ?

Lets Imagine I am a top rate taxpayer and I receive a £500 bonus, if I spend it all, how much goes into the real economy to buy goods and how much is taken by the government in taxes, duties, … Continue reading

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The Libertarian Criminal Legal System

This is my final post in answering @simonr916 questions on the practicalities of a libertarian legal system which looks at the mechanics of a free market criminal law system. To cover all the theoretical nuances is simply not possible in a … Continue reading

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Libertarian View of Crimes & Criminal Justice

@simonr916 raised some questions about how could the law, police, courts, etc function in a libertarian society. I dealt with the issue of civil law in my previous post and now move on to criminal law. Before tackling possible mechanisms … Continue reading

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Questions For Libertarians – How Would Civil Law Work?

A couple of questions on this from @simonr916 In a minarchist state: How would such a government come into being and who would run and administer this organisation? How would decisions on spending money be made? Who would draft the laws, choose … Continue reading

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Questions For Libertarians – Isn’t it inevitable that inequality will increase with every generation

The next question from @simonr916 “Will a Libertarian world not become more and more unequal as each generation further entrenches the privilege of the few? Those people who have been successful will naturally wish to give their own children advantages and protections … Continue reading

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Questions For Libertarians – Corporate Deception & Regulation

A combination of two related question from @simonr916 a).Without regulation, what is to stop companies from acting in amoral or immoral ways to the detriment of all b).Without regulation and controls, how can we avoid being deceived and make meaningful choices? … Continue reading

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Questions For Libertarians – Without the State, How Will Money Work?

Another question from @simonr916 Without the state, how will money work? I’m not an economist so this is genuine musing here but the monetary system, as it currently works, relies upon states to under-write and guarantee currency, set interest rates and control supply. … Continue reading

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Questions For Libertarians Taxation & State Funded Services

@Simon916 has raised a number of questions about libertarian views. There are 11 in total and all are sensible questions. I will not go through them in order, I will deal with the what I consider the weakest points first … Continue reading

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