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: Consent with Christian Michel

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Christian Michel joined us at the Rose and Crown on August 7th to deal with an important issue. As advertised, the premise of the talk was that consent is considered to be the foundation of proper human interactions, but yet it is not frequenty discussed as a concept in it’s own right. How is consent…

Thursday Speaker: Andy Bolton

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Andy is an outgoing, opinionated and occasionally surreal regular at the Rose and Crown. It is fortunate that he is always interesting to talk to because talking is his usual state of being. He is the only speaker ever to appear at a Libertarian Home event who – when ten minutes over a ten minute…

The Causes of the Cost of Living Crisis

© Greg Clarke

The present Cost of Living Crisis isn’t only a tragedy for many, it is the rallying cry of the left who use it to re-label long-standing concerns about “inequality” and to demand unearned legislated pay rises. Ownership of this issue is an electoral battleground. Labour have taken the territory first, UKIP have expressed an intention…

Thursday Speaker: Christian Michel

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Christian Michel is the suave sophisticated and quintessentially French organiser of a monthly philosophy and culture meetup in his London home. He is also a long standing intellectual “leader” of the libertarian movement due to his involvement in the running of Liberalia and ISIL. His papers such as those on justice and value for the…

Video: The Origin of the First World War

Patrick-Crozier

It is difficult to understate the awfulness of the First World War. It lasted four years, killed 10 million people and saw the birth of a totalitarian communist regime. Something like 5 million Britons served on the Western Front. There they experienced trenches, mud, barbed wire and shelling at a minimum. Others would have experienced…

My talk on Friday

Simon Gibbs

Brian has written the following in his regular email to dozens of senior libertarians announcing a talk at his home. I’m quite chuffed that it mentions me: In this month of July, the last Friday comes early, on the 25th. And on the 25th, our speaker will be Simon Gibbs. I recently emailed Simon thus:…

In Lambeth a play starring Tom Paine

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“In Lambeth” is a play set on the eve of the Storming of the Bastille in the titular London borough. Thomas Paine flees a mob and finds himself in the garden of intellectual fellow traveller William Blake, who’s arboreally elevated full frontal nudity adds to the drama and serves to highlight the two men’s differing…

Southwark Summer Social

Rose and Crown June 2014

Tomorrow Thursday 5th is the summer social, an informal drinks event to discuss Libertarian theories, recent news and events in general, the state of libertarianism in the various parties and in the culture. The forecast is for rain, so find us upstairs at our usual Colombo Street venue in Southwark. For more logistical information read…

Video: Is Inequality Fair?

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Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make it along to the first full blown speaker event of the London Ayn Rand meetup last night. Which is a shame because I really want to support it. There is considerable value for libertarians in looking closely at Rand’s work. I am, however, quite sure it will have gone…

Thursday: Is Inequality Fair?

yaron-brook

Of course it is. But do you kow why? Thoroughly? Does the suggestion that your taxed, regulated and barely-above-average position in life is somehow unfair on other people make your blood boil? Is your desire to improve your lot unfair too? Can you defend this in terms of some technical economic theory, or do you…