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 harshly logical Objectivism. Find him on Google+

Cost of Living Panelist: Kristian Niemietz

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The job of a chairman is a little like that of a goal keeper. You only get remembered when it goes wrong. It nearly went wrong with Kristian. The first time I remember hearing his name was on the programme of Liberty League Freedom Forum where he was chairing a debate on the role of…

Cost of Living Panelist: Yaron Brook

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One year ago, I was stood in a corridor outside the LSE’s Old Theatre. A member of staff tapped me on the shoulder and said “excuse me, are you leaving with the speaker?”. Having met earlier that day we had discussed going over to the London Ayn Rand Meetup that evening, but Yaron had been…

Cost of Living Crisis Debate: Final Speakers List!

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I’m delighted to be able to confirm the final speaker line up for The Causes of the Cost of Living Debate. We have a hugely diverse panel of white males from the left and right, including progressives, Objectivists, parliamentarians, bloggers, academics and activists. I am expecting an interesting clash of opinions on each of the…

Cost of Living Panelist: James Bloodworth

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James Bloodworth, 31, is editor of the progressive evidence led blog site Left Foot Forward, which was founded by Will Straw. Born in Somerset he studied politics at Nottingham Trent and achieved a masters in journalism from City University in London. He has lived in and (as economic circumstances dictated) around London since 2010. James has written…

Thursday Speaker: Michael Jennings

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Michael grew up in Australia and lived there until he was 22. He initially travelled to the UK to study – to do a PhD in Mathematics at Cambridge. He moved back to Australia after that and spent five years in Sydney. Of his experience there he says “I love big cities, and I love travelling.…

Wonderful force multipier employed by Stop The War

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What are this sorry lot upto? Out numbered two to one by their collection of placards this does not look all that impressive. But wait… Who are they waving the placards at? Parliament? No. They are waving them at this lot: And all these guys: See? Clever huh? What they have done is found the…

Libertarian policies by measurement ommission

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Simon, you are using the words ” measurement omission” in a headline. You had better explain. Ayn Rand made several important philosophical contributions. One of those was the epistemological idea that “concepts”, primary ones at least, are identical with sets of real things. She called them “existents” (things that exist) or “referents” (things referred to…

Video: Consent with Christian Michel

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Christian Michel joined us at the Rose and Crown on August 7th to deal with an important issue. As advertised, the premise of the talk was that consent is considered to be the foundation of proper human interactions, but yet it is not frequenty discussed as a concept in it’s own right. How is consent…

Thursday Speaker: Andy Bolton

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Andy is an outgoing, opinionated and occasionally surreal regular at the Rose and Crown. It is fortunate that he is always interesting to talk to because talking is his usual state of being. He is the only speaker ever to appear at a Libertarian Home event who – when ten minutes over a ten minute…

NHS knew on Friday where Ashya had been taken

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This is the video message dated 30th August in which the father of a child with brain cancer appeals to the authorities to stop chasing him around Europe. Why did he end up a refugee? Because he dared to ask for a different medical treatment for his son, one which might stop his brain being damaged…