By Sean Gabb I would be most reluctant to cross swords with Ludwig von Mises on economics. I have less regard for his history. We can reject the Polanyi/Finley claim that market behaviour is a modern and transitory development, and that ancient economies were so fundamentally different that […]
By Sean Gabb Though America is not my country, I have the right to some standing where American politics are concerned. Britain is a satellite state of America, and whoever rules in Washington has much power in London. A further consideration is that what may loosely be called […]
By Sean Gabb I know that many of my friends have looked at the massive block of text that is the final agreement of our withdrawal from the European Union, and decided that we have been tricked again. My own preference would have been for a complete break, […]
By Sean Gabb Andrew Percy is a Conservative Member of Parliament and is the “co-chair” of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism. Writing in The Jewish Chronicle on the 24th November 2020, he said this about the term Cultural Marxism: I wrote to all Conservative MPs some time […]
First, the Coronavirus has so far killed no more people than a seasonal influenza. Bearing in mind the use of statistical methods bordering on the fraudulent, it may have killed fewer than seasonal flu. For this reason, the Lockdown and the obsessive social distancing have been grossly disproportionate […]
Only on ATS will you find a book by Hans-Hermann Hoppe being promoted alongside an interview with an old guard Stalinist. Available online. Introduction by Sean Gabb (first posted here) READ MORE
By Sean Gabb Will anyone be outraged if I say how much I have enjoyed the lockdown? On the one hand, I have the spectacle, as often as I step outside, of fools shambling about in face masks and rubber gloves – all ready to start whining about […]
By Sean Gabb Whether the Coronavirus is the Spanish Flu come again I cannot say, and will not try. We shall have some grounds for knowing by Easter, and may have confirmation next year, when the annual mortality figures are published. Something I can say, however, is that […]
On Monday 21st October 2019, Sean Gabb gave a talk on “Corporate Censorship: a Libertarian View” to the Libertarian Alliance in London.
By Sean Gabb I was called this morning by the BBC. It wanted me to comment on the claims that Sports direct, a chain of sports clothing shops, mistreats its workers – keeping them on zero-hours contracts, sometimes not paying them even the minimum wage, scaring them out […]
A great discussion of where libertarianism and the traditional Right differ and where they agree. The discussion of the work of Hans Hermann Hoppe is also quite good.
By Sean Gabb Seen from my point of view, on the libertarian right, there are at least three ways of looking at the alleged or real anti-semitism of Jeremy Corbyn. The first is that it is very, very funny. Since the 1970s, he and his friends have been […]
This is an interesting assessment of what is right and wrong with the United States from an English perspective, written in early 2016 before the election of Trump. By Sean Gabb Talking about the future is often a sure recipe for looking like a fool. However obvious it […]
By Sean Gabb According to a report on the BBC website, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is the richest man in the world, with an alleged personal fortune of £113bn. The usual suspects have raised their arms in outrage at the news. Oxfam drew fresh attention to […]
Though ultimately about the future, this will also be a speech that dwells on the past. The first past event that I wish to discuss is what happened in June 2017. When I stood down as Director of the Libertarian Alliance, I was asked if I had taken […]
Like Sean, I have some level of respect for Peter Tatchell. However, these troubling statements of his indicate what I have always said, i.e. that any ideological system, no matter how much it may seem to represent “good causes,” can be twisted towards state-centric and authoritarian ends. Additionally, […]
Totalitarian humanism is only the latest manifestation of a more traditional enemy. Ultimately, our enemy is not any one ideology but the state itself, as Albert Jay Nock pointed out. By Sean Gabb Last month, I wrote a defence of Charlie Elphicke, my Member of Parliament. He had […]
Sean Gabb has a timely article on the problem of censorship being outsourced from the state to state-allied institutions in present day society. This should motivate many right-leaning libertarians to rethink the overly neat and tidy “public vs. private” dichotomy that right-libertarians frequently embrace. Instead, we need to […]
A discussion of the internal workings of contemporary British politics. Meanwhile, American politics could probably be summarized by a single song. By Sean Gabb Ludwig von Mises Centre I have been asked to write a weekly column on British politics. Since I am writing for a largely American […]
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston (anarchist), Sean Gabb (classical liberal) and James Kalb (conservative) to discuss liberalism.
Todd Lewis joined by Keith Preston (classical anarchism), Sean Gabb (classical liberalism), and Will Schnack (geo-mutualism) to discuss economics.
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston (anarchist), Sean Gabb (classical liberal) and Alex Fontana (altright) to discuss Race Realism.