Is there poverty in Britain?

‘Fifth of UK population now in poverty’ read alarming headlines in December 2017.  The Joseph Roundtree Foundation had released a report claiming that 14 million people in the UK were living in poverty and blaming a recent increase on changes in welfare policy. Alarmist claims of Victorian conditions in Britain have been around for years, but is [...]

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Why Americans should never give up their guns

In the wake of yet another school shooting in the US, gun control is once again a hot topic. And while the actual risk of ending up a victim of a mass shooting is still [...]

Debunking a couple of NHS myths

The NHS, we are used to hearing, is wonderful, infallible, ‘the envy of the world’, ‘the world’s best health service’, staffed by heroes - but struggling under [...]

Abortion and the NAP: a libertarian headache?

Abortion is one of the most divisive issues in modern politics, especially in the US, where, ever since the Supreme Court’s 1973 “Roe v. Wade” decision extended the [...]

Mises v. Keynes: why the better man lost

Economic theory is not a field with too many dissidents. The teachings of John Maynard Keynes have broadly stood unopposed as the foundation of modern economic policies, [...]

The tragic lessons from the Bolshevik land reforms

The year is 1928. More than a decade after the Bolsheviks took power, the Soviet state struggles with grain collection from increasingly strained farmers, leading to strict [...]

Boycott the anti-capitalists at Oxfam

Oxfam annual report on global wealth and inequality was out this week, and as has been the case in previous years, it garnered significant media interest, due to its warning [...]

Peterson vs. Channel4: when reason trumps righteousness

Sometimes truth prevails. In a media environment dominated by political correctness, a vehicle for a rare dose of reason was this week provided by the unlikeliest of sources: [...]

Get government out of our lives

In Britain today, the state is everywhere; a menacing omnipresence demanding to supervise and control what we do, and tax us whether we do something wrong (like enjoying a [...]

Carillion shows that capitalism works

The collapse of construction giant Carillion is unfortunate. Shareholders are wiped out, services disrupted, 20,000 jobs are at risk and there will be ramifications down the [...]

Not real socialism: Scandinavia’s free market credentials

The on-going collapse of Venezuela has once again highlighted the failure of socialism as an economic system, with the South American basket case added to the scrap heap of [...]