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+

Video: Trump and the Decline of America

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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

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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”

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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

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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…

Keep the Brexit alliance strong

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First of all thank you for letting me come and be here today. I am honoured to be able to address you. More so, because I appreciate that not many of you know me and I do not know many of you. There is a danger I will appear rude and I want you know…

Trump will win

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The polls are too close. There is probably, with an apology to all Conservatives, a strong shy-Tory effect. The FBI “exoneration” of Hillary is probably nonsense but it happened. I would rather it was Hillary. If Hillary won it would have the benefit of left-wing policies, and their consequences, being blamed on an establishment left-wing…

GOSH a principle!

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I was heartened by this quote from a Great Ormond Street Hospital press release regarding the shameless hostility one of it’s employees expressed on BBC Question Time. I include a line from this news story for context: Angry viewers demanded the woman, said to be a language and speech therapist at the hospital, was sacked…

Thursday Speaker: Gintas Vilkelis 

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This Thursday we will be joined by Dr Gintas Vilkelis who, certainly, has had an interesting career spanning physics, silicon design, psychology and politics. He now sits on the research council of Parliament Street, a think tank affiliated to the Conservative  Party which enjoys a similar online profile to Libertarian Home. He is also on…

Staines sells out Snowdon?

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The successful Westminster news blog founded by libertarian old-hand and pamphleteer Paul Staines has carried a paid-post portraying reliable lifestyle-libertarian Chris Snowdon as a blood sucking vampire. The no-holds-barred attack comes across laughably as it attempts to trick us into a misprounciation and paint Snowdon as paid shill for gambling interests: Christopher “Silly Count” Snowdon…

Independent misrepresents complex picture, empowering hatred

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Sir Articles such as “Tory Leave campaigner denies Brexit caused hate crime” perpetuate a negative stereotype of Leave voters which misses essential complexity and let’s down the vulnerable minorities your paper rightly defends. For example, the libertarians I represent were split over EU membership. Despite the wide-spread harm of immigration controls a majority, uncomfortable under…