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+

Whether and How to Stand

I have been giving considerable thought to whether and how to stand and be effective at standing in Beckenham or elsewhere for a small party for this snap election. Since you are probably interested, I have decided that I am unable to bring forward the resources myself to do so. I do have a fairly clear…

What problems you care about most

Last night I collected your feedback about what problems you burned to solve. There are some old favorites and some surprises: Feminism, and specifically “Feminism = Cancer” (three people endorsed this sentiment) The lack of an effective opposition party (mentioned twice) Political Correctness – specifically how PC affects job security and speaking freely in the…

Thursday Speaker: Rory Broomfield

Rory’s first stint in organised politics was with the United Nations Association as a director on campus at York university. He is, therefore, not automatically opposed to supranational organisations. He has, however, been a director of Brexit advocacy group Better Off Out since before the word Brexit was coined. At York Rory got a first…

Thursday Speaker: Jerry Barnett

Jerry Barnett, a is technologist, entrepreneur and veteran left-wing activist. As an operator of adult entertainment sites for many years, he watched the rise of the porn panic, and saw much of the political left collapse into conservatism. He describes himself as an ex lefty “turned liberal globalist due to collapse of liberalism on the…

Live Streaming at Libertarian Home

As you know. I have been filming Libertarian Home events since Rob Waller and I started doing speakers – before they were even called Libertarian Home events. Getting the videos edited, summarised and online, however, has been a bottleneck and the bottleneck quickly has turned into a backlog and backlogs mean there is a project…

Bad Brexit pushes out good Brexit

This speech was delivered at the People’s Charter Brexit “splinter protest” on Saturday 21st January. Video follows below. Check against delivery. Hello. I am Simon Gibbs. I am a libertarian and I voted leave. Since part of what I do is representing the interests of other libertarians, I want to mention that not all libertarians…

Video: Trump and the Decline of America

Yaron Brook started his narrative history of the rise of Trump with Sir Isaac Newton, backtracking later to implicate Plato and praise Aristotle… His first argument was that Trump is a product of the philosophical mess that is currrent mainstream political discourse. “People know that the political elite is full of crap”, and are not…

Places to watch Trump and the Decline of America

Tonight’s “meetup” is full. I continue to see new RSVPs in various places so I am beginning to mentally rehearse the process of dealing with confusion and over-capacity. It is a little stressful, if I am honest. Let’s be clear about a few things. There are two ways to get registered – the Libertarian Home…

Live Stream “Donald Trump and the Decline of America”

The election of Donald Trump has both shocked – and divided – the libertarian community. His election reflects a tangled web of factors – his personality, the state of mainstream politics, people’s feelings about race and culture. Even hard data paints a confusing and contradictory picture. Our event on Monday Dec 5th will be addressed…

Marketable Ethical Libertarian Policy

This talk was delivered to the Young Britons for Liberty group on Monday November 21st http://bb8df32ebb1b60e7a7f6-dd84e330d6bc6c322cf4b9415c94c358.r24.cf2.rackcdn.com/YBL-talk.m4a   Marketable Ethical Libertarian Policy I am guessing there is a bit of variety in the reactions I am going to get here about the second word in that title, but most of you are probably thinking of that…