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Here is the place to read how Scotland can become a free country, in its economy, in its political constitution, in the ordinary lives of its citizens. Our aim is liberty for all – for individuals, for families, for communities, for nations.
The Nature of Morality
Eamonn Butler, Adam Smith Institute | April 26, 2017
On this day, in 1759, the Scottish philosopher Adam Smith published The Theory Of Moral Sentiments. He may be less well known for this book than for his pathbreaking economics text, The Wealth Of Nations (1776) – but it was Moral Sentiments that made his fame and fortune.
Thinkers at the time were struggling to discover how we can separate right and wrong. Some thought that religious texts were ...
On The Front Foot
David Simpson | 24th April 2017
On the front foot is where the independence movement needs to be right now. For much too long, the SNP has allowed itself to act as a punchbag for the propaganda of the Unionist media, egged on by the ‘Scottish’ Conservative Party, an organisation that is as Scottish as a tartan doll made in China. Like their colleagues south of the Border, ‘Scottish’ Conservatives have become unashamed Little Englanders. And they and their media propaganda ...
Michael Fry: We Need to Cut Scotland's Deficit, so Let's Start With a Spending Freeze
Michael Fry | 18th April 2017
‘WITH what should we fix it, dear Michael, dear Michael, with what should we fix it, dear Michael, with what?” So ran the rhyme from Peter Piper, a reader taking time out from picking his pickled peppers to respond to my column last week lamenting the shrinkage of the Scottish economy at the end of 2016.
This is not only a bad thing in itself (because it means there is that little bit ...
Reform Scotland: Blueprint for Local Power
Reform Scotland | 18th April 2017
We are pleased to pass on to our readers this report on local government from Reform Scotland, one of the few sources of radical thinking in our country. The full report is accessible from its website.
This not a local government manifesto, rather it sets out policies which Reform Scotland believes will lead to greater local power in Scotland. Reform Scotland’s founding principles are limited government, diversity and ...
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