Luke and Steve discuss the Count Dankula court-case, give an insight into the Objectivist Epistemology and discuss how the two are interlinked - how a rejection of reality itself is integral in society's main issues. Listen below, or on our Soundcloud site.
Luke is joined by Steve Bracken to discuss a multitude of topics in the first edition of our podcast, This Is John Galt Speaking. Feel free to listen below in the embedded module, or on Soundcloud:
N.B: Below is an introductory piece that I wrote to be adapted for the purposes of being given as a talk. It is intended as an entry point for those unfamiliar with Objectivism (or some aspects of it - say if one were to hold an understanding of Rand's philosophy but has not looked into … Continue reading Introduction to the ideas of Ayn Rand: reason, self-interest and capitalism
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
The current climate of repression in the Spanish region of Catalonia has reached boiling point in the past week. 2.3 million Catalans (43%) turned out for an unofficial vote with 90% backing independence, despite confiscation of ballot boxes and violent opposition from central government controlled police. 900 Catalans were injured and several regional officials were … Continue reading The status of Catalan freedom
‘To protect and serve’: the honourable motto first adopted by the Los Angeles police department in 1955 defines exactly the proper role of police forces and their justification for existence. To protect violent breaches of person and property in servitude of the public that pay them on mass via taxation. The police have responsibility dictated … Continue reading Defining the proper role of a police force
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
Jacob Rees-Mogg, Conservative MP for North East Somerset, has seen a turbulent rise to prominence in the party and is now tipped to be number one for the leadership position – although he has made it clear that he doesn’t deem it appropriate for a backbencher to eye up the role. This, interestingly, has come … Continue reading Jacob Rees-Mogg: a truly mixed bag.
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. There could be numerous factors at … Continue reading Why the free market and the environment are not at odds with one another