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+

A refreshing perspective on bankers

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The last organisation I worked for was a media company. Among a staff packed with lefties were three libertarians, including myself. Now I work for a bank, with far more staff in the building and I know of three libertarians. So, per head, the bank has fewer libertarians than the media company. I find this surprising. Why aren’t…

Help ex-pat Australians vote for liberty

This summer, guests can experience the next generation thrill ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts – the signature attraction found in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando. Guests will become part of the iconic moment from the Harry Potter film series where Harry, Ron and Hermione break into Gringotts bank to retrieve a magical object that will help defeat Lord Voldemort. The groundbreaking attraction combines the most innovative technology ever created, 360-degree themed sets, 4K digital high-definition animation, state-of-the-art 3-D Infitec projection systems and live special effects with beloved characters and breathtaking moments from the final Harry Potter book and film.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley will bring even more of Harry Potter’s adventures to life. The new area will double the size of the sweeping land already found at Universal Orlando, expanding the spectacularly themed environment across both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. For more information, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/WizardingWorld. 

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Do you want to spread liberty around the world? Are you based in London? Are you interested in learning about a completely different voting system and helping others to exercise their democratic rights? The Australian Liberal Democrats need your help. They are the only classical liberal party with an elected national representative in the world…

Shed scheduled to slide southwards

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I needed to get an old shed taken away. Whether the council tip will take it is a complex business. The council website says I shouldn’t burn it. So better left to someone else to take away. The leading provider of that service is the council, who sent a bureaucrat acted who exactly like any…

Opening Speech at #LHBLF

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Hello everyone. We put tickets for this event on sale just six weeks ago. It feels like next to no time to reach and gather an audience for what you are doing. But you came, which is great. I’d especially like to thank the people who came who are not the usual sort of person…

Benevolent Laissez Faire Conference Schedule

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Our “Benevolent Laissez-Faire” conference will be held on May 14th at De Morgan House, Russel Square. Tickets cost from £5 to £15 and are available on Meetup and Eventbrite: BUY TICKETS 12:30 – Conference Registration / Check-in 12:45 – Introduction by Simon Gibbs 13:00 – Poverty Solutions Without Politics – Syed Kamall Syed Kamall is chairman of the…

Benevolent Laissez Faire

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The centre-ground continues to march to the left on issues of tax. Since UKUncut began bullying and intimidating retail employees, large corporate employers have been forced to cancel tax-planning measures and raise their tax-bills and help avoid “austerity-cuts”. We have seen the expectations of tax-recipients and their professional advocates rise. It is no longer merely…

Thursday Speaker: Chris Mounsey

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Chris is a well known and widely admired libertarian activist and on-off blogger. His infamous “Devil’s Kitchen” swear-blog used a dramatic persona to articulate the visceral anger which is felt by many toward the supremacy of the state, and which should, perhaps, be felt by many more. Devil’s Kitchen was not, of course, Chris’ first…

Police Incident on my doorstep

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BECKENHAM: I was on my way to Starbucks to focus on job hunting and was waved away from my favoured route up Croydon Road by an officer wielding a long rifle. I am somewhat desensitized to long weapons on show in central London so it took a while for this to sink in. I spoke…

Tim Evans on the 2016 Budget

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Tim Evan’s recent talk at the Two Chairmen was delivered in three sections: the strategy of the new Corbyn axis in left-wing politics, the budget and the EU “Brexit” referendum. This article summarises the section on the budget. This country is now in debt to nearly £1.6 trillion. The deficit is approximately £70 billion. In…

Corbyn’s Mission

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Tim Evans, professor at Middlesex University came to deliver a talk for us at the Two Chairmen in Westminster. He tried to be as scholarly as possible. Cutting through the ideological debate and dealing solely with what the actors are thinking, not his own thoughts. He delivered his talk, below, in three sections. The summary…