31 August 2007
To the Filing Cabinet #03

A few more bits and bobs to add to the filing cabinet.  I’ve started to look through some of my old stuff as well as the Libertarian Alliance web site.  There’s quite a lot of good deep stuff there - well, maybe not Croziervision so much but certanly the LA - which is the sort of stuff that’s worth bringing up again and again.


Spot the difference, Guy Herbert, Samizdata, 12 August 2007.  Similar stories, completely different slant.

Progressives against progress. An Investment in Failure, Thomas Sowell, Real Clear Politics, 21 August 2007.  The left would prefer to keep people poor.

Zimbabwe’s horrors, Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe, 12 August 2007.  Archbishop calls on Britain to invade.

Isolated incident? UK Commentators, 25 August 2007.  It’s just, as Laban Tall points out, that there seem to be an awful lot of them.

Gun control’s twisted outcome, Joyce Lee Malcolm, Reason, November 2002.  Britain’s handgun ban hasn’t worked.

Gun Control in Britain, Sean Gabb, Libertarian Alliance, 1988.  More gun laws, more gun crime.

Why the right to armed self-defence against criminals and against tyrants should not have been suppressed…, David Botsford, Libertarian Alliance, 1997.  More gun laws, more gun crime


Junior doctors forced to stay in unsuitable jobs, The Telegraph, 28 August 2007.  They continue to be messed around by the government’s new computer system.

New doubts raised over mobile phone safety, Telegraph, 30 August 2007.  They cause cells to split, apparently.


The reason welfare is bad is not because it costs too much, nor because it “undermines the work ethic,” but because it is intrinsically at odds with the way human beings come to live satisfying lives. Charles Murray.  Quoted by Samizdata on 29 August 2007.

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  1. It deeply satisfies me that LA stuff from a decade ago is still being linked to, even if only in .pdf form.  Better than nothing, I hope people agree.

    Quibble, the link to the Filing Cabinet is not right.  I had to shorten it to make it work.

    Posted by Brian Micklethwait on 01 September 2007 at 03:01pm

  2. Corrected.

    Posted by Patrick Crozier on 01 September 2007 at 09:21pm

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