Read with me: On Liberty, Part Five

Welcome to Part Five of this exploration into John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty. We looked before at Chapter I, which introduced many of the key ideas and concepts of Mill’s theory, Chapter II, which argued that freedom of thought and discussion was essential to society, Chapter III, which argued that individuality was central to well-being, … Continue reading Read with me: On Liberty, Part Five

Review: Andrew Doyle, Free Speech (2021)

Free speech is under threat. European governments are introducing ‘hate speech’ legislation to curb the spread of objectionable ideas. Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube are policing what is said online. Campaigners in the USA are calling for revisions to the First Amendment. Have we forgotten why freedom of speech is important? Andrew Doyle intervenes in the … Continue reading Review: Andrew Doyle, Free Speech (2021)

Review: William Quinn and John Turner, Boom and Bust (2020)

What causes financial bubbles? What pops them? These questions have plagued investors, politicians, and the public more generally for years. In recent memory, we have seen bubbles occur more and more frequently - and more severely, as our experience with the 2008 financial crisis has shown. Understanding why bubbles happen is therefore of paramount concern. … Continue reading Review: William Quinn and John Turner, Boom and Bust (2020)