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Another Road To Serfdom

ZeroHedge: It is really happening.  At one time, the idea that large numbers of people would willingly allow themselves to have microchips implanted into their hands seemed a bit crazy, but now it has become a reality.  Thousands of tech enthusiasts all … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Was Right

I was listening yesterday to the left wing Claire Fox in conversation with the right wing James Delingpole, when something she said caught my attention. As I listened, I had the vague idea that I had once been invited to attend … Continue reading

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Slavery in the Ancient World

A few days back, I wrote a bit about slavery. I’d like to carry on thinking about it, this time invoking a little bit of Idle Theory. Imagine a world in which there are 3 men, who each spend two … Continue reading

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Slavery

I’ve been thinking about slavery recently. Smokers are often described as ‘slaves’ to their ‘addiction’. And Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom could have easily been The Road to Slavery ( a slave, it seems, was owned by somebody, while a serf … Continue reading

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AGW, Smoking, and Slavery.

I’m always interested when the global warming controversy gets linked with the smoking controversy. Here’s someone who’s comparing both of them with the abolition of slavery. Addressing climate change requires a shift in cultural attitudes about greenhouse gas emissions on … Continue reading

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