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 week Luke and Steve discuss the Mark Zuckerberg hearing before unpacking some ideas about the Objectivist ethics. Link and embedded video below - happy listening!
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
Capitalism, above any other ideology, is one that promotes unlimited growth. It is also the most morally sound economic system in use today with its emphasis on freedom and its absence of force - even in its current mixed economy embodiment. Dr Yaron Brook, Chairman of the Board at the Ayn Rand Institute, presents many … Continue reading Capitalism is moral
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
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
The Korean War of 1950 – 1953 was the first major conflict of the Cold War, and saw the beginning of one of the largest scale experiments of all time: the testing of two opposing economic theories- capitalism and communism. The resulting split of the Korean peninsula gives a fantastic case study from which to … Continue reading Korea: The Freedom Experiment
Bitcoin has proven itself to not be simply a fad. Since its launch in 2009 by pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto it has become a major part of the online marketplace, with 100,000 merchants accepting bitcoin as payment as of February 2015. A 2017 study by Cambridge University estimates that there are somewhere in the range of … Continue reading Bitcoin and liberty