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+

The fluffy bit at the end of the first movie

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Do you remember the end of The Followship of the Ring? Of course you do. After a long walk – a very long walk, actually – Sean Bean’s character, a human general, makes a play to take the ever-so-tempting Ring of Power from Frodo just as some Orcs arrive looking for the Hobbits. There is…

Britain should be proud of food banks

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby has been saying that he was shocked that a family in Britain, whose own national statistics show its taxes it’s poorest at a rate of 71%, might be forced to skip between 2 and 6 meals a week (approx 10% of it’s meals), to ensure enough food gets to the…

What do basking sharks eat?

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Alex is passing through the Lizard, a picturesque chunk of rock on the South coast. On Facebook, it seems as if Alex, wants us to understand what he’s going through. From the weather at the Lizard: To what he is physically walking on: The amazing work of other fundraisers he meets: To the obscure facts…

Nathaniel Branden has died

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Nathaniel Branden, an important figure in Objectivism, has died. Nathaniel was noteworthy for many reasons. I have heard it said that Atlas Shrugged would not have been completed were it not for his “affair” with Ayn Rand – at one time he was Rand’s second romantic partner. The Huffington Post – of all places – has an early obituary…

Full Video: The Causes of the Cost of Living Crisis

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The cause of the cost of living crisis in Britain is Government. That is the overwhelming message of our October 23rd panel event. The panel discussed the origins of the meme, the origins of the crisis. We agreed that a decent standard of living is to be earned, not taken from others. On food pricing,…

Oh Falmouth!

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Falmouth is somewhere I visited as a boy several times. I remember walking up and down it’s streets in the evening, yellow light spilling out into the road. I don’t really remember why my parents were keen to explore -I was too small to appreciate it – but I remember the feel of those roads.…

Alex hits a low near Looe

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Loneliness, the landscape and fatigue have caught up with Alex. The support of his friends and interested people on Facebook brought him out of it, and the help of local people such as those at the Driftwood B&B (click for map): Oh and we’ve also nearly made it to £1000 raised for RNLI!! Thank you…

Alexander Ellis-Roswell’s amazing trek for RNLI

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Alexander Ellis-Roswell, A 21 year old libertarian activist, has embarked on a 6,500 mile trek around the coast of Great Britain in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution – the voluntarily funded emergency service. A service which requires sophisticated hardware, specialist equipment and skills, beachside property and dozens of other things that make this…

Money Creation and Society debate transcript

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Earlier today, the issue of Money was debated in Parliament. You might say money is frequently debated in Parliament, but not quite like this. Steve Baker MP opened the debate thusly: I beg to move, That this House has considered money creation and society. The methods of money production in society today are profoundly corrupting…