This is my presentation at a Melbourne Argument debate at the Royal Oak Hotel North Fitzroy on February 8. My opponent was Ted Lapkin a former adviser in the Abbott government. (Video of debate) When looking at economic prosperity and political liberty, the private property rights we are concerned about are the ownership rights of… Continue reading Private Property Rights are Essential not only to Economic Prosperity but to Political Liberty – The No Case
Paper to be presented at Historical Materialism Sydney Conference 2016, November 25 I don’t think anyone would contradict me if I said that the subjective conditions for communist revolution are totally absent at the moment. In other words, there is no support for any sort of move in the direction of a classless society where… Continue reading In Defence of Vulgar Materialism
This is the text of a talk I am giving at the Monthly Argument on Wednesday October 19, The Royal Oak Hotel, Fitzroy. Is capitalism the best system on offer? As you are well aware we presently live under the capitalist system where the means of production are owned primarily by a small ruling class.… Continue reading Is capitalism the best system on offer?
As a radical loon, I will need to have something whacky to propose when the world economy collapses sometime in the not too distant future. The only thing I have heard that gets me at all excited is the idea that we should run around calling for a 100 per cent wealth tax on the… Continue reading 100% Wealth Tax