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The Crown Court

I am the judge, and it is my job to interpret and uphold the law. Other people present during a trial at the Crown Court are the prosecution barrister and the defence barrister, usually with solicitors behind them taking notes, and the Jury. The defendant will sit in the dock and be present during the […]

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TMT: The World’s Most Controversial Telescope
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TMT: The World’s Most Controversial Telescope

{♫Intro♫} The Thirty Meter Telescope, or TMT for short, might just be the most famous—and infamous—observatory on the planet. Which is impressive, considering it hasn’t been built yet. But what is it? Well, the TMT is just one of several ambitious telescope projects in the works that promise to help astronomers probe the secrets of […]

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Spotlight on Parliament: Time is Ticking
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Spotlight on Parliament: Time is Ticking

>>CAZ: Kia ora koutou, ko Caz tōku ingoa. Hi everyone, and welcome to Parliament. My name’s Caz.>>HANS: And I’m Hans.>>CAZ: So just like everywhere, time controls Parliament – but did you know that parliaments sometimes try to control time?>>HANS: That’s right. In 1797, the UK Parliament passed a tax on all clocks and watches.>>CAZ: Wait, […]

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Democracy, Tyranny, and Liberty – Learn Liberty
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Democracy, Tyranny, and Liberty – Learn Liberty

We often talk about freedom and democracy as if they were the same thing. But actually it’s not obvious that democracy always produces the most freedom- friendly outcomes. Sometimes it does. The idea that we should all be in charge of deciding our own fate certainly is more conducive to promoting freedom than if we […]

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The History of Classical Liberalism – Learn Liberty
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The History of Classical Liberalism – Learn Liberty

If you ask most people what classical liberalism is, then theyíll say, itís essentially free-market economics. Itís all about low taxes, laissez faire, reducing the government intervention in the economy. But in fact, thatís a rather impoverished and narrow idea of what classical liberalism is. Itís actually a comprehensive philosophy, a way of thinking about […]

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