The morality of government

The right to bear arms

The morality of war


Who owns land?


The right to independence

American independence

Basque independence

Northern Ireland

Countries by population

The free market


Crime and punishment

The health industry



For my own purposes, I like to work out where I stand on various moral and political issues, and to write it all down in this section of my Web site, where I can easily find it.

If you find any interest in it, that's a bonus as far as I'm concerned. You may perhaps find that it helps you to clarify where you stand on these issues.

My opinions on some issues are unusual. Since the early 1980s, when I first encountered libertarian ideas, I've classified myself as a libertarian. This puts me completely outside the conventional political spectrum: I disagree with left, right, and centre. (Until 1980 I was vaguely centrist: the authoritarian ideologies of left and right never appealed to me.)

If you fundamentally sympathize with me but believe that I've got some detail wrong, feel free to get in touch and explain.

If, on the other hand, you disagree with me fundamentally, please don't bother to mention it. Long experience has convinced me that it's a complete waste of time for people to try to argue with each other when they disagree about fundamentals.