The Pre-History of Freedom – By Matthew John Hayden

The following is an article written by Matthew John Hayden, a libertarian blogger. To see more of his work, click HERE.

 Daniel Harding

Everything is scarce. As any rocket scientist will tell you, every gram counts. Everything is, then, subject to economic choice. I think all sane schools of economics agree on this. For all that David Graeber and others seek to make out as though the market process introduces unnecessary scarcity calculation into our lives, I’m confident a gift economy cannot give rise to the thousands of layers of today’s division of labour, and so today’s prosperity. Markets are just the consequence of and the setting for voluntary exchange between consenting human beings. That’s it. No brutality required. It is an Ur form of human interaction with strangers. Continue reading

The Libertarian Alliance Podcast is Now Live

As of earlier this evening, the Libertarian Alliance podcast has now gone live. The audio from our ‘Question Time’ online debates has been uploaded to this website, and is now available to subscribe to via the RSS feed.

The URL for our podcast is:

The plan is to further increase the availability of the podcast by releasing it on iTunes, to which it has already been submitted for approval.

The second episode will be made available as soon as possible after it is recorded tomorrow evening.

If you have any recommendations as to how we can improve our podcast, then please comment below.

The UK Government Plans to up their Spying Game

Daniel Harding

Under new plans announced by David Cameron and co., the UK government is planning on ‘improving’ their spying game, with plans to ban all forms of media which are encrypted and cannot be viewed by state security organisations such as GCHQ (see here). In an effort to protect us from scary people, popular mobile phone apps such as WhatsApp, iMessage, Facetime, and SnapChat could all be banned from the UK as they have protected their customers consistently, and have even increased efforts to avoid snooping since Edward Snowden revealed what the NSA were doing in the US. Continue reading

The Paris Shootings and Foreign Policy

Daniel Harding

Ron Paul said shortly after the Paris shootings that foreign policy was to blame for the resulting backlash from the various violent extremist groups found in the middle-east (mostly formed during western ‘interventions’ in those countries over the last two decades). Naturally, this view from Dr Paul has caused some controversy amongst our statist ‘friends’ around the world.

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