Event Videos

Videos of Libertarian Home events.

WE will build the roads! Implementing a stateless society

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Andy Bolton joined us on September 4th to share his view on how libertarians can act to change the world around them. Andy’s written notes follow: As you may know I’ve spoken here before on the topic of ‘the road to liberty needs a strategy’, albeit  briefly thanks to Simon. This evening I’d like to elaborate…

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…

Video: The Origin of the First World War

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 [...]…

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…