Tom Clougherty

Tom Clougherty is managing editor at the Reason Foundation, a libertarian think tank with offices in Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Previously, he was executive director of the Adam Smith Institute.

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Another take on libertarians and localism

Written by | Saturday 17 September 2011

Henry Hill is a worthy winner of our 2011 Young Writer on Liberty Award, and I’ve enjoyed reading his three victorious blog posts.

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It's the bureaucracy, stupid!

Written by | Thursday 15 September 2011

More essential reading from Detlev Schlichter:

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Dealing with trolls

Written by | Wednesday 14 September 2011

On Tuesday a man called Sean Duffy was jailed for 18 weeks for “internet trolling”. He was convicted of an offence under Section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act, which reads as follows:

(1) Any person who sends to another person—

(a) a letter, electronic communication or article of any description which conveys—

(i) a message which is indecent or grossly offensive;

(ii) a threat; or

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The so-called War on Poverty

Written by | Wednesday 14 September 2011

An interesting post from the Cato Institute’s Dan Mitchell on the latest poverty stats in the US. Apparently poverty was declining in the US until LBJ launched his “war on poverty” which dramatically increased the scope and scale of the American welfare state.

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Free schools good, profit motive better

Written by | Tuesday 6 September 2011

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