Free Thoughts: Collected Columns of Jamie Whyte

Jamie Whyte is a management consultant and former lecturer in philosophy at the University of Cambridge. This collection of his best columns for newspapers including The Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times captures his entertaining, thought-provoking style. Whyte is primarily concerned with the relationship between the state and individuals: invariably arguing that politicians should back off and leave us to make decisions for ourselves.

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Good and bad objections to positive discrimination

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The US Supreme Court has just left one Texan affirmative action scheme in place, but it has recently busted schemes elsewhere. I discuss what libertarians should think about positive discrimination and affirmative action.

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Why Marx was wrong about capitalism

Dr Madsen Pirie’s speech in opposition to the motion: “Karl Marx was right. Capitalism post-2008 is falling apart under its own contradictions.”

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