This Is John Galt Speaking #18: Green scandal, the Budget and witches

In this week's episode Luke and Steve discuss the scandal of Phillip Green, look at Chancellor Phillip Hammond's new Budget and - in a spooky Halloween addition - discuss witches. This is with a broader consideration of what a 'public' is, and how the idea of one could be useful, if at all. Listen on … Continue reading This Is John Galt Speaking #18: Green scandal, the Budget and witches

This Is John Galt Speaking #3: with Razi Ginzberg, Director of the Ayn Rand Centre

This week Luke is joined by Razi Ginzberg, Director of the Ayn Rand Centre - the UK's foremost entity in promoting Objectivism. The interview explores the origins and the work of the ARC. Also,  Luke and Razi inevitably turn some attentions to Brexit and the state of the British political scene in 2018. [Intro and … Continue reading This Is John Galt Speaking #3: with Razi Ginzberg, Director of the Ayn Rand Centre

Communism isn’t cool

The next few weeks see the centenary of the October Revolution (commonly referred to as Red October) which kick-started the 74-year existence of the Soviet Union – the rise and fall of a failed communist experiment. This seems a perfect moment to ask, despite an estimated 56-62 million ‘unnatural deaths’ in the USSR overall (34-49 … Continue reading Communism isn’t cool

Introducing a theory of online media

Here I introduce the beginnings of a theory on online media production, which will be part of a broader set of writings in this area. The digital media landscape begun its adolescence in the 1990’s. The tail end of this adolescence, the present-day manifestation of the internet, has left us with a quickly developing environment … Continue reading Introducing a theory of online media

Why the free market and the environment are not at odds with one another

There can be no doubt that environmental issues are hardwired into the consciousness these days. Children are taught the ‘three R’s’ in schools and recycling is now a major part of waste collection: 43.9% of British household waste in 2015 was recycled, which is up from 17% in 2003/2004[1]. There could be numerous factors at … Continue reading Why the free market and the environment are not at odds with one another

Increasing the minimum wage: an economic faux pas

The snap election this year saw the two mainstream parties set out their plans for increases in the minimum wage by 2020. Under the guise of good-natured altruism, the figures set out were more in aide of political posturing and are moreover completely unfeasible. In a slap-dash attempt to win more votes in a rash … Continue reading Increasing the minimum wage: an economic faux pas