In this video Larken Rose introduces the dangers of placing blind faith in the state. As he explains: “The belief in authority leads everybody, good people, bad people, everything in between to advocate and do things they wouldn’t otherwise do, bad things they wouldn’t otherwise
Our response to patriotism has many potential pitfalls. On the one hand we are expected to stand resolute, hand on heart and sing the national anthem or be branded a pariah Jeremy Corbyn style. On the other hand displays of patriotism attract anything from patronising ‘little England’
Patriotism often gets a bad rap and is frequently victim of the fallacy of association when only the most distasteful groups are used as examples of patriotism to undermine its true validity. In reality this is a distortion that needs correcting. As Daniel Hannan points out,
“We live in an era of outraged minorities and pressure group politics. Once people see government using the law to appease vociferous special interest groups, everybody wants a piece of the action. Had your feelings hurt by unkind words on social media? We’ve got a
Most young people living in the UK now have never experienced true free market capitalism and when they complain about capitalism are actually complaining about corporate-socialism and statism. Labour favours one, Tories favour the other, but they are both statist, they both wield state force to take from the worker without directly returning value and in the middle is the productive worker forced to pay their own bills and everyone else’s.
Now that Corbyn has been chosen to head up the New Old Labour Party, it’s a good time to be reminded of why we never want them in power. “Mr Speaker, all levels of income are better off than they were in 1979. …what the
This is a true story. One January morning, Y went to the cashpoint near his home to draw out some money. When the machine swallowed his card, he went into the bank, where he was told he needed to contact the card provider. He arranged
If they think the state system is going to change how it operates in the face of such unassuming reasonableness, they are going to keep getting abused by a partner who has a completely self-centred agenda.
What is the most plausible explanation for each administration basically continuing the same underlying theme regarding the EU, regardless of party? The current offer of a referendum by 2017 represents a ‘forced hand’ in response to the rising popularity of UKIP — Cameron’s show of
What does government have the right to do? Override your freedom? Allow others to override your freedom? On what basis? This presentation clearly and concisely explains the correct principles underpinning the proper role of government.