I found this cool tool for making text images (cooltext) and have posted four simple and clear images on FB. Copies below. I encourage FTI members to create cool text messages of this nature and keep posting them on their FB account. It will take a long time for Indians to learn about liberty. […]
I mostly agree with Prashant Bhushan. But he now needs to understand Arthashastra.
Raghvendra, who was present at the Bangalore event (below) sent in this link. I actually agree with 95 per cent of what Bhushan is saying. His description of crony capitalism prevailing in India is spot on. So that's a good start: that both I and he AGREE that the loot of the country has increased […]
Who said this: “the vote of the majority always binds all the rest”?
Obviously, one of the greatest enemies of liberty: Rousseau (Plato and Hegel come close, and Marx is merely a lackey of Hegel). What this interpretation of democracy does is to ENTIRELY DESTROY LIBERTY. It upturns the very purpose of the state through sleight of hand: But it is asked how a man can be both free […]
Anna Hazare supporters or ENEMIES OF LIBERTY?
An Anna Hazare group on facebook. just booted me out for posting some key messages for Arvind Kejriwal's benefit. No discussion, nothing. I just find myself out of the group! No free speech for these people! Totally anti-liberty. […]
Swaraj sans liberty is drivel at best, dangerous mythology at worst
This thing about Swaraj needs to come to a head. I've been debating offline with an Arvind Kejrwal "supporter" who is surprised that I don't "get" it that Swaraj is a great idea. Here's an extract from my response Swaraj is a total non-starter without clarification […]
Why do “intellectuals” oppose capitalism? Find out why.
Robert Nozick wrote this essay "Why Do Intellectuals Oppose Capitalism?" in 1986 (in The Future of Private Enterprise, ed. Craig Aronoff et al. (Georgia State University Business Press). It would have been hilarious – as satire – were it not for the fact that it is actually true. In India the GREATEST opposition to capitalism […]
The rise of India and China is NOT at the expense of the West. It is all about human liberty.
The West is rapidly fading even as the East is rapidly rising. The scale of change is large. As a result, there is significant angst in the West. For instance: A few months ago, the New York Times published a column by two distinguished commentators, Ian Bremmer and David Gordon, with the eye-catching title “Rise of the Different“. […]
While corruption booms in India, freedom plummets EVEN FURTHER.
India has dropped precipitously from 94th rank out of 141 nations to 111th rank out of 144 nations in the Economic Freedom of the World: 2012 Annual Report co-published by Fraser Institute and over seventy other research institutes of the Economic Freedom Network. The India summary is available here. I've extracted the detailed one page […]