Capitalism

Capitalism, Liberty, Northern Ireland

Uber meets its match – Belfast.

Uber meets its match – Belfast.

William, I’d guess, was about 50.  In the 10  minutes we spent together our conversation was essentially limited to one subject – but I gathered that he had driven taxis for a good few years. He owned his own taxi and the business that went with it, and knew everything […]

by × January 19, 2016 ×

Capitalism

The virtues of capitalism  and libertarianism

The virtues of capitalism
and libertarianism

I often hear people say that their beliefs, opinions, and tastes have been a by-product of their upbringing; being a Beatles fan “because they were always playing in the car”; a Manchester United fan, “just like my dad” or a Christian because “that’s just how I was raised”, and so on. The latter […]

by × November 19, 2015 ×

Capitalism

Yetis, unicorns and the gender pay gap

Last week I was delighted to find, published in the Guardian of all places, a commentary stating that as of November 9th, we women are effectively working for free until the New Year. In order to illustrate the point the article was accompanied by a great vintage photo of the […]

by × November 17, 2015 ×

Capitalism, Economy, News

Dr Liam Fox MP calls for ‘fiscal restraint  and monetary realism’

Dr Liam Fox MP calls for ‘fiscal restraint
and monetary realism’

Speaking at the IEA this morning, Dr Fox called for an increase in interest rates and a fresh look at monetary policy. Dr Fox painted a bleak picture of quantitative easing (QE), arguing that central bankers have created a ‘drug pusher and addict‘ relationship and are now unwilling to do […]

by × October 19, 2015 ×

Capitalism

The rise of Uber is capitalism at its best

The rise of Uber is capitalism at its best

Uber represents everything good about capitalism, disruptive innovation at its best; modernising and lifting the standards of an industry. Any politician who wants to make it harder for Uber to operate is directly working against the interests of consumers. If a group of union heavies had broken into Parliament during the […]

by × October 1, 2015 ×

Capitalism

Support Uber!

Support Uber!

We at Conservatives for Liberty don’t think regulators should prevent businesses providing the services people want, yet Transport for London is proposing to regulate Uber in a way that will make the service worse for customers and make life very difficult for drivers. They claim it is about safety, but making people wait […]

by × September 30, 2015 ×

Capitalism, News

Don’t fund E-cigs on the NHS, just let the  market thrive!

Don’t fund E-cigs on the NHS, just let the
market thrive!

E-cigs are a marvel of technology offering smokers a satisfying way of partaking in the pleasures of nicotine without inhaling toxic fumes laced with everything from Carbon Monoxide to Arsenic. They have been growing in popularity and are used both as a safer and healthier alternative to smoking, and as […]

by × August 20, 2015 ×

Capitalism

Capitalism as a force for good:  Supply chains and libertarianism

Capitalism as a force for good:
Supply chains and libertarianism

Case study #1 – Modern Day Slavery Supply Chains On the topic of slave labour, David Cameron is right: companies should sort out their supply chains. But is there scope for an increase in authoritative government intervention in the affairs of private business, when a gradual evolution to cleaner supply […]

by × August 15, 2015 ×

Capitalism, Foreign & Defence

The African lion is finally roaring; Why is this story failing to travel to the West?

The African lion is finally roaring; Why is
this story failing to travel to the West?

Conspiracy theorists on the continent are having a field day calling this the sabotage of Africa’s success story; a deliberate attempt by the Western world to stop Africa from finally becoming its own master. Are they onto something? If we focus on the Department for International Development (DfID) in the […]

by × August 2, 2015 ×

Capitalism, Leftwatch

The myth of the Scandinavian   socialist utopia

The myth of the Scandinavian
socialist utopia

If you have ever been involved in debate regarding socialism’s worth, you will no doubt have come across some rhetoric alluding to the success of socialism in the Scandinavian countries. This alone is intended to prove a correlation between standards of living and the use of socialism and progressive taxation. […]

by × June 27, 2015 ×

Capitalism

Margaret Thatcher was right: Free markets are the best cure for poverty mankind has ever devised

Margaret Thatcher was right: Free markets are the best
cure for poverty mankind has ever devised

@cjmanby1989 It is currently fashionable for those of a leftist disposition to blame Margaret Thatcher and ‘neoliberalism’ for poverty, inequality and all the problems of mankind. But all around the world real poverty is in decline as people empowered by free markets become better-off. In the UK the Thatcher governments, […]

by × January 29, 2015 ×

Capitalism, Leftwatch

Economic inequality and the politics of envy

Economic inequality and the politics of envy

By Misha van Braningen In my final year of university, both Margaret Thatcher and Hugo Chavez passed away within a relative short span of one another. It was a period I remember well precisely because it was so revealing of the mind-sets and priorities of some of my classmates, who […]

by × January 20, 2015 ×