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Hackonomics: Market Forces and Unethical Behaviour

With the recent hacking attacks at Twitter and Garmin, Nic explains the detail behind another attack on a company called Blackbaud. They claim to have stopped a cyberattack, but they are explicit that they paid the ransom demand. Can companies really guarantee their data is not going to be released or sold after paying the...

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Can Libertarianism Ever Take the UK?

The US has a different political structure as well as a culture with more emphasis on liberty – at least superficially. It also has a Libertarian Party that fields candidates for President. But what about the UK?  Who is the closest we have to a Ron Paul and can they succeed anywhere in the current...

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Agent Based Behaviour Modelling

When did locking down a population, or closing schools become the agreed way of dealing with an epidemic? Andrew explains where the lockdown model was pioneered (you won’t believe it if you don’t already know), and we discuss why it became popular as a methodology despite being so flawed. Why were policy makers so ready...

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Real Maskism Has Never Been Tried

Over four months since the peak of Covid19 infections in Britain and the government thinks that now is the right time to mandate mask wearing in shops. Aside from the morality of the state telling you how to dress, do these loose pieces of cloth actually do anything? This edition, we talk about the utter...

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Libertarian Good Reads

For weeks, Andrew has been pestering Nic to talk about books. To keep him happy, in this edition Nic interviews Andrew about a handful of his favourite reads. Starting out with Economics In One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt, Andrew moves on to discussing four of his favourite novels; George Orwell’s 1984, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New...

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Dan Cure on Libertarian Drinks, Useless Politicians and Political Journeys

In this edition we have our second special guest, our good friend Mr Dan Cure, Libertarian Drinks and Third Wednesday legend. We talk to Dan about his political journey, the state of the conservative party and Third Wednesdays, the monthly Libertarian Drinks meet up for freedom lovers in the Midlands before moving on to a...

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The Great Derangement

After more than a week of Black Lives Matter protests, and statues being torn down, we discuss whether destruction of public property is as bad as private property, and how the Autonomous Zone in Seattle has already formed at least one government since ditching the last one.  The Minneapolis Police force is being officially dismantled,...

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House Arrest Ends, More Liberties Infringed

As the 3rd amendment to the Coronavirus Restrictions regulations are dumped unceremoniously on the statute books with no scrutiny whatsoever, we look at just how absurd they are, and whether they are an easing of the lockdown or not. With regulations now moving from public to private spaces, and definitions emerging of just what “a...

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Boris Decriminalises Gardens

As the Prime Minister announces the changes to guidance and regulations effective from 1June 2020, we look at the stupidity of the first set of regulations, and how adding a 6 person limit could make it worse for people, not better. Gardens become legal places to congregate, but don’t think about going indoors for a...

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The Left Right Game: Covid19 Edition

It’s been a while coming, but this week sees the return of an old favourite: The Left Right game. After a brief chat about Dominic Cummings and the latest, supposed lockdown breaking by an official, Nic launches into the latest Left Right game, this time with a Covid19 twist. If you’re new to the podcast,...

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