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Stanford University Law School and Religious Liberty

Stanford University Law School and Religious Liberty

Backbencher June 11, 2013 0

(Photograph by Eric Chan) Walter Block discusses why forcing firms to make special arrangements to fulfil religious sensibilities of employees violates their rights. Pretty much any law school worthy of its bias toward left-liberalism

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The Libertarian Void in British Politics

Backbencher May 20, 2013 1

By Matthew Stinchcombe There is no obvious political choice for voters in the UK if their aim to support a mainstream party with a libertarian stance, this is the case for two main reasons;

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Sam Bowman: “public opinion is on the libertarian side of almost any question you can think of”

Sam Bowman: “public opinion is on the libertarian side of almost any question you can think of”

Lee Jenkins May 14, 2013 5

Sam Bowman is Research Director of the Adam Smith Institute, a free market libertarian think tank in Westminster. He is responsible for commissioning and editing the Institute’s research and online publications, as well as

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Libertarians & Public Nudity

Libertarians & Public Nudity

Lee Jenkins April 25, 2013 20

Defenders of liberty must be defenders of nudity Next to property rights, perhaps the most sacred totem to libertarians is freedom of expression. Normally this manifests itself in freedom of speech, whether via the

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Learning Liberty: Libertarianism and its Principles

Learning Liberty: Libertarianism and its Principles

Backbencher April 10, 2013 3

  Gavin Webb, Gavin Webb is Founder of the Independent Libertarians Network, a UK libertarian political party structured not as a traditional party, but as a network for individuals to better reflect the libertarian ideas

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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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Voluntaryism: We need to talk about Welfare.

Voluntaryism: We need to talk about Welfare.

Backbencher April 8, 2013 2

  LibertyScott, Mick Philpott was responsible for his criminal acts.  The acts for which he (and his co-conspirators) have been convicted are entirely through their conscious volition. Who has claimed otherwise? Yet the impression you get

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EDL endorsement proves that UKIP need to ditch their faux-Libertarian image

EDL endorsement proves that UKIP need to ditch their faux-Libertarian image

Backbencher April 5, 2013 3

  Alex Macdonald and Olly Neville On Wednesday evening, The Backbencher broke the news of how the English Defence League’s leader, Tommy Robinson – aka Stephen Lennon – endorsed UKIP and their policies on

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The ‘Acceptable’ Prejudices Of The Left

Lee Jenkins April 4, 2013 5

The Left are guilty of their own petty, spiteful little prejudices One of the great stereotypes of British politics is that the Right are money obsessed, cold, cynical, uncaring and intolerant, whereas the Left

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The Idiocy of Minarchy

The Idiocy of Minarchy

Olly Neville April 2, 2013 19

  As a real (free market) anarchist, I always find that the most interesting debates come not with socialists (who are boringly wrong) or centrists (who are just boring) but with minarchists, those who

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