Simon Gibbs

Simon is a London based IT contractor and the proprietor of Libertarian Home. Working with logic and cause-and-effect each day he was naturally attracted to nerdy libertarianism and later to the benevolent logic of Objectivism. Find him on Google+

Brexit: What is going on?

On the eve of the commons vote that Theresa May has now tried to defer, we gathered to work what is going on, what we want and what is happening next. The panel included: Christian Michel – Philosophy and Economics Meetup Organiser Lucy Harris – Leavers of Britain Catherine McBride – Senior Economist, IEA Trade…

Brexit looking shaky

So, in case you had missed it, a Brexit deal is now on the table. It introduces a transition phase while the new relationship is being discussed and keeps us in the Customs Union (and much else besides) while that process continues. After 2 years of negotiating an exit it crucially fails to assure Britain…

Facebook purges libertarian(ish) accounts

Libertarians, mostly Americans, on Facebook are frantically working through the details of a mass ban of Facebook Pages maintained by organisations in the libertarian-conservative part of the spectrum. One user posted this “working list” of affected accounts to another libertarian’s wall: The Free Thought Project – 3.1 million fans The Anti-Media – 2.1 million fans…

Speaker Profile: Tom Walker

Many libertarian activists will know Tom from his consistent presence at think tank and meetup events and his writing at Backbencher, the ASI Blog and Telegraph Refresh. He helps the European branch of the Ayn Rand Institute to arrange events in communication with the other UK objectivist organisations. Professionally Tom is a planning consultant and…

BookMarks store invasion was a gross failure of character

I was shocked to hear via Guy Herbert and Sky News that there had been an attack by right-wing thugs on a socialist bookshop in London. Socialism is an inaccurate world view and unethical political policy which promises economic utopia without an algorithm for allocating resources. When it is proceeding tolerably it undermines individual autonomy…

Why I’m Backing the West Lynn Ferry Crowdfunder

The appeal reads: The historic West Lynn ferry is in danger. The present owner cannot run it for another winter and needs to sell the business or shut down and sell his boats. If that happens we may not be able to start a new ferry for years, if ever. I know the words well…

Bringing pareto distributions to drunken philosophising

Avid followers of Libertarian Home will know of a tension between the amount of time people want spent on history and abstract philosophy and the amount spent on concrete political policy and the everyday problems encountered. Between talking to ourselves in pubs and talking to the public at large. This tension is, in my view,…

Principled Brexit resignations from libertarian leaning MPs

Ministers are resigning rather than back Theresa May’s softest-possible-Brexit plan. So far: David Davis Boris Johnson Steve Baker David Davis spoke at the launch of Big Brother Watch. Steve Baker addressed liberty league and did much better than others might have done, and Boris is Boris. I think they have all been described as libertarian at…

Event Update: The NHS with Stephen McNamara and Stef Johnstone

Tonight we are being joined by Stephen McNamara and Stef Johnstone. Who are nominations officer and deputy leader of the Scottish Libertarian Party. Stephen McNamara has previously stood as a councillor for the party achieving 53 first preference votes and 305 seconds. He’s been a member of Solidarity and the SNP in the past and describes…