Tag Archives: legal rights

Retrospective legislation against the rule of law

Retrospective legislation and the rule of law F A Hayek neatly summarises the rule of law as follows: Stripped of all technicalities [the rule of law] means the government in all its actions is bound by rules fixed and announced beforehand — rules which make it possible to foresee with fair certainty how the authority […]

Knock, knock, knockin’ on my door

Yesterday we were approached by a door-to-door salesman. As far as I could work out, the salesman’s pitch was highly misleading. He claimed that he was not there to sell anything, he was just there to check we got a rebate from the government. I was immediately suspicious, and told him I didn’t want to […]