Events

The Libertarian movement is a community of think-tanks, parties, academics, activists and campaign groups. Organised events offer a great opportunity meet like mind people and delve into the philosophical, strategic and legislative issues of the day.

Video: Political Marketing on Social Media

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At the start of April I gave a talk on Politics and Social Media  at the Rose and Crown. The aim was to provide some insights and learning to those involved in politics about how best to promote ideas and policies via social media. Over the weeks leading up to the talk I prepared my…

Thursday Speaker: Rob Waller

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Rob describes himself as the founder of StatusPeople.com and creator of the Fakers App which assesses Twitter Follower Quality. He is also, of course, a regular at the Rose and Crown and, as an active Libertarian, the founder of the monthly meetup there. Rob’s Faker’s App tells you how many of your Twitter followers are…

Video: The State of the Minimum Wage debate

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Our speaker Sam Bowman gave an energised and thorough review of the arguments over the minimum wage. This was not the first time he had tackled the issue so he came with a lot of detail. Starting with “Econ 101″ the idea that if the minimum price of a good exceeds the market clearing price…

Thursday Speaker: Sam Bowman

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A lot of people will recognise the name Sam Bowman from his work at the ASI. He blogs there regularly, is popular on Twitter and makes the occasional media appearance. He has written on gay marriage for the Guardian, the living wage for Conservative Home and many times for City AM. A lot of you …

Upcoming meetings

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I’ve been busily organising the speaker schedule for the next few months, and am keen to share the details of an exciting programme. Minimum Wage with Sam Bowman Sam Bowman is a well-known figure at the Adam Smith Institute and recently appeared as the “right-leaning think tank” bogeyman on a somewhat biased BBC World Service…

Video: The Influence of Germanic Thinking

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Last Thursday, Paul Marks traced the history of the welfare state – as provider of education, health and unemployment insurance – through centuries from its origins in Germany down, ultimately, to Barrack Hussein Obama, the incumbent President of the United States. First Paul posed the question: why would the editor of the Telegraph, at a…

Thursday Speaker: Paul V Marks

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Paul Marks is a name I’m sure many of you have heard. But if you are like me you probably know very little about him. I was at a libertarian gathering once and there was a fashionable fellow there, worked for a think tank I think, who asked “that Paul Marks, he’s everywhere, but who…

Video: What makes libertarians tick? with Aiden Gregg

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Here now is Aiden’s introduction to the psychology of libertarians and the general causal theories that explain political prejudices. This is a powerful tool for us. Veteran libertarian activist Brian Micklethwait neatly explains why in his quick review of the talk on Samizdata: The main thing to learn from such work as Haidt’s is [...]…

The Immigration Debate at CLDS

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The Central London Debating Society are meeting this Wednesday to debate the motion: THIS HOUSE SUPPORTS THE LIFTING OF IMMIGRATION CONTROLS ON BULGARIAN AND ROMANIAN CITIZENS ENTERING THE UK This is a highly topical motion and one where libertarians have a distinctive view point. It would be nice to know that a few are going…

Video: Anton Howes on The Causes of The Industrial Revolution

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Summary This summary was, as ever, prepared by Simon based only upon the video. Anton set about the task of explaining a 1500% increase in wealth from 1730-1820, excluding life style improvements derived from technological improvements in the quality of goods e.g. the lumen hours of light bulbs vs candles has risen as well. A…