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Essex libertarians

I went to Colchester to speak to the University of Essex libertarian group.  They are a lively lot with an amazing programme of speakers.  I spoke about libertarianism in theory and practice, starting with the notion that it is easier to argue that everybody should be free to make their own decisions, rather than trying to make a case that you alone should be.

I went on to illustrate how freedom in the economic and personal sphere can be extended by crafting intricate policies that take on board the needs and desires of interest groups, and by trying to build in something that will appeal to them, or at the very least, disarm their opposition.

Questions were good, as was the Chinese meal we managed to fit in afterwards before I had to catch my train back.


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