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AuthorPhilip and Steven Whittington

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May 28, 2007

You are sitting in a room with 99 other people. A man wearing a fancy suit and looking important walks in. He takes a dollar off each and every one of you. Once he has deducted a fee, he decides that he is going to hand out money to every one in the room on […]

May 21, 2007

New Zealand Music Month is now drawing to a close, and sales of Nature’s Best will once again have spiked. But imagine a world where the government didn’t subsidise art in New Zealand, would that even be a life worth living? The answer is yes.

May 14, 2007

Three weeks ago in this magazine, Laura McQuillan reported that Clelia Opie – the Women’s Rights Officer of VUWSA – had spent more than $4000 calling psychic hotlines. Oh, and also, you paid for this. She made the calls from phones which are paid for out of the compulsory student levy paid by all students. […]

May 7, 2007

Last Tuesday was May Day. May Day is the traditional celebration day of International Socialist Movements to celebrate what they see as their achievements in the promotion of worker’s rights. However, we should consider if the rights workers now have are really caused by labour unions and government legislation, or in fact by capitalism itself. […]

April 30, 2007

Any person travelling peacefully should be able to enter any country they want to. Any person who disagrees with this is either racist, or is revealing the cold heart that modern day state welfare has created.

April 23, 2007

We depart a bit from out typical theme of abolishing the state this week, and write about common fallacies that befuddle people’s thinking and political thoughts. However, we maintain that if they weren’t befuddled, then they’d probably want to abolish the state.

April 2, 2007

Long time readers of Brothers in Anarchy will now be entirely convinced of the benefits of living in freedom, both economic and social. The only question can be: but Phil and Steve, how do we realise this earthly Libertopia? Perhaps surprisingly, the answer is to colonize the oceans by building giant floating platforms.

March 26, 2007

In last week’s article we demonstrated that freedom and democracy are really antonyms, not synonyms. Democracy is the means by which politicians with special interests fool the people, who don’t know better because they’re rationally ignorant. This week we will demonstrate that ‘law and order’ are really two different things, and present our vision of […]

March 19, 2007

Why the state should be smashed Winston Churchill famously said that “democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time”.