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So, The Sad Puppies, Then: 3 of 4 — “Libertarian” Authoritarians And Pulp

So, before we get to the actual point of this — the uproar in science fiction fandom about a number of books nominated for the Hugo Awards — let’s have a look at the list of libertarian policy positions supported … Continue reading

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Bullet-Biters And Bomb-Testers

Sometimes serendipity happens. I was trying to think of a way to link together a couple of sections of the Hyperpost book, when I found this old post from Scott Aaronson’s blog Shtetl-Optimised. In it, Aaronson talks about how he’d … Continue reading

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Geeks Dig Metaphors: The Politics Of The Singularity

(Following on from the introduction and the technical problems ) Now, the Singulatarian worldview can be summed up, roughly, as “Real Soon Now, we’re going to enter a Golden Age which will last forever. This Golden Age will probably be … Continue reading

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Hat And Beard 2 – Freedom

And so we move on to the second of today’s posts. This one, in honour of Honest Abe, will talk about freedom as I see it. The libertarian blogger Charlotte Gore left a comment yesterday on the heavily-edited version of … Continue reading

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Linkblogging for 22/01/09

We’re going out tonight, so I don’t have time to do a review of Superman Beyond 3D until tomorrow (suffice to say I now know what I want on my gravestone, should I die). In the meantime, some quick links: … Continue reading

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Why I Am Not A Libertarian

Recently, there appears (and ‘appears’ is the word – it’s almost certainly an artefact of looking over a few blogs and reading more into tone than into content, but this is something that has been remarked on by people other … Continue reading

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