The Dan Brown of 1796? Some years ago, when everybody else was was reading it, I read Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. It was pretty ridiculous, but it had an uncanny ability to keep me turning the pages to … Continue reading ?
by Sean Gabb Dear All, I commend the attached article on self-publication. If you are interested in publishing yourself, but don’t know where to begin, this is a good overview of the current options. I write from long experience, even … Continue reading ?
by Stewart Cowen http://www.realstreet.co.uk/2014/07/for-the-children-and-the-adults For the Children… and the Adults Leg-iron tells us that Theresa May has announced that there is going to be an investigation into paedophilia, not just in Westminster, To placate the masses, they are also going … Continue reading ?
by Dick Puddlecote http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/DickPuddlecote/~3/QiF-QzWn4SI/whos-been-misleading-eu.html Who’s Been Misleading The EU? Now this is interesting. European officials have been wrongly labelling e-liquid as extremely toxic. The civil servants had been misclassifying e-liquid as either a CLP category 2 product, alongside strychnine, or … Continue reading ?
David Hume: A Brief Appreciation by Sean Gabb (Published in The Salisbury Review, Summer 2004) In writing about David Hume (1711-76), it is hard to know where to begin. He was a first rate philosopher, historian, economist, political philosopher and … Continue reading ?
by Hans-Hermann Hoppe http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/07/hans-hermann-hoppe/free-immigration-is-forced-integration/ Free Immigration Is Forced Integration The classical argument in favor of free immigration runs as follows: Other things being equal, businesses go to low-wage areas, and labor moves to high-wage areas, thus affecting a tendency toward … Continue reading ?
by Kevin Carson http://c4ss.org/content/29187 The Question is, Why Would ANYONE Trust the Government? The drastic long-term drop in Americans’ trust for government since the 1950s periodically evokes pearl-clutching on the center-left. Liberal radio talk show host Leslie Marshall recently tweeted, … Continue reading ?
by Richard North http://www.eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=85073 EU politics: MPs duck out on opt-ins The Financial Times tells the tale of the House of Commons “rebellion” that never was, with the Guardian (and others) adding more detail. You wonder how well briefed the … Continue reading ?
by Richard North http://www.eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=85071 Trade agreements: is “unbundling” the future? A little while ago, the Financial Times ran a piece by Alan Beattie on UKIP’s trade policy (above), who argued that it “would leave Britain isolated and vulnerable”. I didn’t … Continue reading ?
By the "Oligarchy", I'm referring of course to those at the highest levels in politics, Big Business, and the Intelligentsia...the ones who "run the country". They are both Democrats and Republicans, but those labels are not in any way important to them. Show More Summary
by Jock Coats http://jockcoats.me/node/3522 April 4, 2010 There’s been a right royal fuss been made in the past couple of weeks or so concerning a Bed & Breakfast owner in Cookham, Berkshire (unrelated note – my school had Stanley Spencer’s … Continue reading ?
Both John Kerry and Hillary Clinton have suggested that Edward Snowden should return to the U.S. and face trial. That brings to mind the current, worldwide philosophical (and practical) clash between the Institutionalists and the Insurrectionists. Show More Summary
by Simon Muir Note: I have spent much of my life denouncing the persecution of homosexuals. More recently, I have turned to denouncing the persecution of Christians by homosexuals. I do both on exactly the same grounds, of freedom of … Continue reading ?
Gene H. Bell-Villada is a professor of romance languages at Williams College, having earned his doctorate in the field at Harvard.He's written or edited eleven books, including Art for Art's Sake & Literary Life, a finalist for the 1997...Show More Summary
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by Robert Henderson http://livinginamadhouse.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/politics-has-no-place-in-a-charity/ There are many aspects of modern charities which run contrary what is still, despite all the bad publicity charities have had in recent years, the general public’s idea of what a charity should be; an organisation … Continue reading ?
I have been looking through my various on-line sales figures. Around 75 per cent of my on-line book sales in the past year have been in the United States. It may be that I live in a nation of cheapskates … Continue reading ?
by Robert Henderson http://livinginamadhouse.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/film-review-transcendence/ Film review – Transcendence Transcendence Main Cast Johnny Depp as Dr. Will Caster, an artificial-intelligence researcher. Morgan Freeman as Joseph Tagger, a government scientist Rebecca Hall as Evelyn Caster, Caster’s wife and a fellow academic. Kate … Continue reading ?
Note: One must always try to hear the other side. SIG Review: #LIFTChange Some people think I’m bonkers, but I just think I’m free. Reviewed by Ben DeVere. “Some people think I’m bonkers, but I just think I’m free” was … Continue reading ?
by Murray Rothbard http://mises.org/daily/6804/How-To-Have-Law-Without-Legislation How To Have Law Without Legislation [Adapted from Rothbard’s book review of Freedom and the Law by Bruno Leoni. This review first appeared in New Individualist Review, edited by Ralph Raico.] [In his book Freedom … Continue reading ?