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What can Macklemore teach libertarians?

What can Macklemore teach libertarians?

Daniel Pryor June 4, 2013 2

It takes a special type of person to enjoy canvassing, leafleting and telling on election nights. I’ve done them all myself, and consequently can be placed firmly in said category of ‘special’. But such

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Old Holborn: Behind The Mask

Old Holborn: Behind The Mask

Daniel Pryor May 22, 2013 26

(Photograph by Arfur Daley)   The Backbencher’s Daniel Pryor interviewed Old Holborn: the controversial libertarian blogger and activist who has attracted fresh controversy after being suspended from Twitter following his remarks concerning the Hillsborough

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Interview with Paul Staines: Guido, Leveson, & UKIP

Interview with Paul Staines: Guido, Leveson, & UKIP

Daniel Pryor May 7, 2013 12

The Backbencher interviews Paul Staines of the Guido Fawkes Blog to hear his views on blogging, Leveson, and UKIP.   What first attracted you to blogging? It was back in 2001 when I was

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Interview with Mark Littlewood: 4/10 for the Coalition

Interview with Mark Littlewood: 4/10 for the Coalition

Daniel Pryor April 30, 2013 2

  The Backbencher’s Daniel Pryor caught up with Mark Littlewood, who is the Director General of the IEA: the UK’s original free-market think-tank.   1. First of all, thank you for agreeing to be

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The publicly bad concept of ‘Public Goods’

Daniel Pryor April 23, 2013 0

  According to Investopedia, a public good can be defined as ‘a product that one individual can consume without reducing its availability to another individual and from which no one is excluded’. You learn

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Margaret Thatcher dies aged 87: The Backbencher Pays Tribute to her life

Margaret Thatcher dies aged 87: The Backbencher Pays Tribute to her life

Daniel Pryor April 8, 2013 2

  This morning saw the passing of Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1979-1990. Writing a comprehensive, fitting tribute for Margaret Thatcher is so very difficult, due to her huge influence, and

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Hayek realised: The Rise Of Bitcoin

Hayek realised: The Rise Of Bitcoin

Daniel Pryor April 2, 2013 8

“He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation.” – James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States It is no secret that central banking is undergoing a crisis of

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Giles Fraser is the Robert Nozick of journalism.

Daniel Pryor March 26, 2013 0

Daniel Pryor explains the importance of humility in dialogue and in writing. In last week’s column, I discussed the late American philosopher Robert Nozick’s scathing critique of Eric Hobsbawm’s unfeeling utilitarian ‘ethic’. Another of

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Time For A Pint?

Daniel Pryor March 12, 2013 0

  Daniel Pryor challenges those who would ban cannabis, comparing the harm caused by legal alcohol and illegal marijuana. It’s not often that a free market anarchist dedicates a piece to exploring the harmful

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The Angriest Men

Daniel Pryor March 5, 2013 1

  Reading books, journal articles and newspapers can sometimes get a bit tedious if you’re looking for a dose of rational libertarian thought. Political television shows such as Question Time and Newsnight possess an

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