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Todd Reinhardt

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There are some crucial things for libertarians to consider in this video I made http://youtu.be/n81O-zTr6iE
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Todd Reinhardt

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Elections within a two party system bring a problem to the front burner.  This video discusses this issue.  What should Libertarians do at election time? http://youtu.be/itrsnJo4amE
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Preston Byrne

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When they look back and ask which think tank was talking about crypto first, they'll see the Adam Smith Institute. 

My latest: given all the trouble with Bitcoin over the last week, you might think it's all over for cryptocurrency. You'd be wrong...

http://www.adamsmith.org/research/think-pieces/cryptocurrency-gets-real
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Will Bancroft

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So bankers really are all evil, then?

James Delingpole investigates for Bogpaper.com and has a revelation!
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Sam Bowman

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Chris Snowdon blogs on his new report for the IEA, on the regressivity of 'sin taxes'.
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Will Bancroft

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Interesting libertarian, Austrian minded blog growing in the UK.
Getting you out of the sh*t since 2012
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Sam Bowman

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Thank god for brain drains!
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Sam Bowman

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Bryan Caplan discusses whether it's worth moderating our rhetoric about open borders to convince more people. I agree with him that it isn't – you give up integrity without any promise of a return.
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Interesting paper arguing that evidence-based policy usually means civil servants cherry-picking information that fits their existing worldview. Survival of the Ideas that Fit: An Evolutionary Analogy for the Use of Evidence in Policy:
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About this community

Set up by the Adam Smith Institute, this community exists as a forum for people who are in or interested in the UK to discuss topics relevant to libertarianism, classical liberalism, anarcho-capitalism, free markets, and so on. You don't have to be any of the above to take part – a friendly open-mindedness is all that we ask. Please keep discussions civil and on-topic.
 
(CZ) DISKUZE S ÚDAJNÝMI DEMOKRATY - LOGICKÉ VYVRÁCENÍ STÁTNÍ, ERGO KRIMINÁLNÍ ,,DEMOKRACIE"

(ENG) FORUMS an alleged Democrat - STATE LOGIC DISPROVING, ERGO CRIMINAL ,, DEMOCRACY "

In English too.

http://ssapas.blogspot.cz/2014/12/diskuze-s-udajnymi-demokraty-logicke.html
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One of our members wrote this a while ago on the erosion of civil liberties in the UK. (He's Austrian and pretty horrified.)
Mark Feldner attacks the continuing encroachment of civil liberties in Britain and worries about the lack of a public debate.
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Sam Bowman

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I've written for City AM on the "Papers, please" Immigration Bill, which would turn thousands of private citizens into state informants.
THE PHRASE “papers, please” once conjured up the image of a totalitarian dystopia, where anyone might rat out their neighbour to the gov
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Preston Byrne

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In light of Martin Wolf's FT article on the subject today, I thought I'd share my victory lap vs the Government on the Help to Buy issue.

http://www.adamsmith.org/blog/economics/help-to-what-moving-forward-from-conference-season
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Adam Smith Institute
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We've got a fun lineup at our Liberty Lectures, next October 19th:

Chandran Kukathas (LSE) - 'Liberty and Multiculturalism'

Dr Adam Martin (KCL) -'The Political Economy of a Basic Income'

Jamie Whyte (ASI Fellow) - 'Evidence-Based Policy or Policy-Based Evidence?'

Theodore Dalrymple (TBC) - 'Culture as a Cause of Poverty' 

These are usually student-only, but we've opened them up to non-students as well. Tell your friends!
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Kristian Niemitz says that giving local govt more of the tax revenue from new airport expansions would solve the NIMBY problem.
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"Yes, we've another bunch of bedwetters and handwringers telling us how appalling it is that Britain is so unequal. This time it's about wealth inequality."
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