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China: Covid-19 did its job

As I pointed in the article 'Did Covid-19 pandemic start as a smokescreen for the CCP?', the covid-19 hysteria was initiated by the Chinese Communist Party for completely non-medical...

Philosophy

Spreading The Ideas Of Liberty

The liberty movement has often struggled with trying to convince people to embrace freedom, liberty and individuality; to create a beautiful world where people are free to pursue personal happiness and embrace the personal responsibility that comes with it.

Do we need a government?

If we take a step back and look at the past two hundred years, there have been radical changes. Slavery has been abolished virtually everywhere, democracy is widespread, wars are less common, and world poverty has never been lower.

We must maximise our freedom

Freedom is not granted, and achieving it is not particularly easy or fast, like any achievement, it requires time and effort to spread the right ideas, which in their turn will lead to the right actions. It is a daily fight.

Economics

The Cure for Healthcare: Reforming Healthcare against NHS Propaganda

No subject could be more controversial to discuss in the UK more than reforming; or abolishing the NHS. The NHS has existed for over 70 years, and over that time the British people have insisted in telling themselves that, they have ‘the best healthcare system’, and that the NHS is ‘the envy of the world’.

The only problem is…none of this is even close to being true.

Inspecting the interest rate imbroglio – Part I

In the midst of the enigmas pervading the enormously important, though puzzling, study of the economy, none other causes as much perplexity as interest rates. In spite of being the ones that pop up outright in people’s minds when they think of them, in reality, there is a myriad of interest rates across different asset classes and geographies.

Politics

The people in charge are doing a terrible job

We are used to seeing press conferences discussing what measures will be or have been effective at reducing the spread of SARS-CoV-2. The media appears to assert almost axiomatically that if a restriction or mandate will reduce the spread of the virus, it should be implemented and there should be no further debate. Despite – at least in the case of the British Government’s SAGE committee – the dozens of fundamental u-turns on issues such as the safety of schools, efficacy of general mask usage, feasibility of herd immunity, and even Matt Hancock’s alarming uncertainty on the effectiveness of the vaccines, we are told time and time again to “trust the science.” To question their ever-changing gospel is to be “anti-science”, “a dangerous conspiracy theorist” and worthy of censorship, but scientific truth is decided by the universe, not by scientists.

Science & Technology

Get a Clear Picture of Science News

Pop-science is currently no topic to overlook on social media. Websites or social media groups sharing factoids or infographics amass millions of likes and receive a high number of content re-shares. In parallel, pop-science magazines also attract many readers and have a strong online presence.

What You Need to Know to Join the Alt-Tech Exodus

So, you’ve heard that big tech companies have transcended the niggling free market and reached the lofty heights of partisan politics — and act accordingly. Unlike prominent political figures you might not make the top of the purge list, but it’s no secret that censorship is surging. Both to protect your freedom, and to stop providing resources to those who would undermine it, it makes sense to jump ship. Now, when everybody else is also doing it. But how?

History

The Window Tax: Daylight Robbery

The Window Tax was a property tax based on the number of windows in a house, first introduced in Britain in 1696 and later on, in France. It resulted in a new form of tax avoidance, as people started to brick up their windows in order to avoid paying the tax. Those old houses with windows having been bricked up or plastered can still be seen in England and France today.

Reblochon: the French Cheese born from Tax Evasion

Reblochon is a soft French cheese made in the Alpine region of Savoie from raw cow’s milk. It is, without a doubt, one of the most famous French cheeses. It is commonly used for cooking in France and is a key ingredient to several dishes such as the popular Tartiflette; a Savoyard gratin made from potatoes, bacon and onions. However, few people know the story behind the origin of this cheese. In fact, Reblochon was born as a result of an early form of tax evasion in the Middle Ages.

The anarchist Republic of Cospaia

People often think that the lack of a government and the lack of laws would create some kind of Mad Max Society, where people would savagely kill each other. Hollywood certainly helped to shape our thinking about how the abstention of some authority would lead us to total chaos, after all, they have been making a lot of movies with themes such as the wild west since the beginning of the twentieth century. I am sorry to disappoint you, but the wild west was not that wild. Perhaps in another article I will talk about the Wild West not being Wild. In this article I will talk about something older and in the old continent.

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La Taxe sur les Fenêtres : Vol de la Lumière du Jour

La Taxe sur les Fenêtres : Vol de la Lumière du Jour

La taxe sur les fenêtres était une taxe foncière basée sur le nombre de fenêtres dans une maison, introduite pour la première fois en Grande-Bretagne en 1696 et plus tard en France. Il en résulta une nouvelle forme d’évitement fiscale, les gens commencèrent à murer leurs fenêtres pour éviter de payer l’impôt. Ces vieilles maisons dont les fenêtres ont été murées ou plâtrées sont encore visibles aujourd’hui en Angleterre et en France.

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La Taxe sur les Fenêtres : Vol de la Lumière du Jour

O Imposto sobre as Janelas: Roubo da Luz do Dia

O imposto sobre as janelas era um imposto sobre a propriedade baseado no número de janelas de uma casa, introduzido pela primeira vez na Grã-Bretanha em 1696 e, mais tarde, na França. Resultou em uma nova forma de evasão fiscal, à medida que as pessoas começaram a fechar as janelas para evitar o pagamento do imposto. Essas casas antigas com janelas que foram fechadas com tijolos ou rebocadas ainda podem ser vistas na Inglaterra e na França hoje.

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