Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Probability Broach

Interesting fantasy about what it would be like with almost no government from L. Neil Smith and Big Head Press. It's Utopian but then most political movements are driven by idealism and the ideals of libertarianism aren't half bad. For the more serious types, you can buy the (non-graphical) novel here.

For a more intellectual look at libertarianism try reading Milton Friedman's Free to Choose or Friedrich Hayek's The Road to Serfdom or going really far back John Stuart Mill's On Liberty.

Incidentally, it was Hayek's Constitution of Liberty that Margaret Thatcher famously took out of her handbag (I've always been curious to know what else was in that handbag) and slammed onto a table at a Tory party conference declaring "Gentlemen, this is what we believe in."

Sad to see the state of the Tories today with a limp biscuit/used car salesman (no offence intended to that noble profession) leading them.


Neil said...

Good God, Rajeev, is that what the libertarian future looks like -- voluptuous and scantily-clad (but heavily-armed) women, and humanoid chimpanzees? No wonder your man in the fedora with his six-shooters is so agitated. --So, where do I sign up?

Rajeev said...

I'm trying to find that one out myself.