George Walford: The (Anarcho-) Socialist Party of Great Britain (22)

WHAT IS CAPITALISM? IC maintains that on the big issues the (A-)SPGB denies its own statements, thereby destroying its own case without its opponents needing to do anything. An issue which the party regards as one of the biggest is the basis of capitalism. Principle No.2 of their Declaration of Principles tells us that capitalism… read more »

George Walford: Editorial Notes (22)

Each issue of IC has carried an announcement that there was at present no charge. There were implications in that, and the day has now come. One reader recently sent us a cheque to help cover expenses, another offered to pay, and this has put ideas in our greedy little-head. Each reader is invited to… read more »

George Walford: New Readers Start Here (22)

Ideological Commentary announces itself as “an independent journal of systematic ideology,” but we do not claim final knowledge of this theory; the formulation that looked like the ultimate last month needs alteration now, and the account given here will be subject to continuous revision. The theory was created and largely developed by the late Harold… read more »

George Walford: Anarchy and an Anarch

From time to time we have discussed the group favouring extension of the principles and methods of the market. In IC 20 there was a piece entitled Friedman or Free Men? which discussed some of the ideas put forward by Milton Friedman, and in 1976 there was issued The Ideology of Freedom, a paper based… read more »

George Walford: On Economic Freedom

The present British government is remarkable for its sense of direction. One may not approve of the road it is taking but it is difficult to deny that, to a greater extent than most governments for many years past, it is following a planned course. The impression it creates is conveyed by a recent cartoon… read more »

George Walford: Bound to be Free

Several of the anecdotes put forward to illuminate the history of ideas have been shown to be false; Galileo didn’t drop them, Voltaire didn’t say it. One we have not yet heard disproven is that during the Seventeenth Century a French minister of finance named Colbert asked a group of merchants what he could do… read more »