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Winter Activism Gallery

Each time it snows we see the same things – a blanket of snow on every road and “the Council” doing nothing about the roads that matter to us. Instead of looking to the council, what if we cleared the roads and pavements that matter to us? If they matter, surely it’s worth it? And…

Nudge as a transitory measure

Thanks in part to the current controversy over benefit caps there has been a lot of discussion at Libertarian Home about how and whether Welfare fits in with the ideology, and it became clear how varied the views are within the movement. Representing the objectivist corner, I made my position clear that I consider Welfare…

The Left are waking up to the Libertarian threat

With the rise of Ron Paul the Left are beginning to wake up to the threat Libertarianism poses them. Why? Because we are more ‘liberal’ than them. And, importantly, we have a far stronger economic argument. This fear is personified in the childish attacks of George Mombiot. And now Jeffrey Sachs… Yeah, I don’t know…

Getting ready for winter

Winter is going to be a special time for Libertarian Home. At the recent Strategy Workshop we – myself, my fellow activists and readers of this blog – prioritised the idea of getting out there into the community and doing stuff to make the community a better place. Specifically, we decided to clear snow. Snow…

Strategy workshop results

I’d like to start by thanking everyone who came to yesterday’s strategy workshop. It was a pleasant and businesslike discussion with passion and creativity tempered by realism and empathy.

An open letter to the London occupiers

Dear protesters, If you’re reading this you’re open minded enough to look beyond the simple narrative and are interested in the deeper causes of the crisis and possible solutions. If you’ve heard of Libertarians before you’ve probably been told we’re ‘hippies of the right’ or shills for big business. This is not the case. We…

For God’s sake don’t re-nationalise the Railways!

Yesterday’s news on rail fare increases has, as can be expected, been met with the usual cries of outage by special interest groups like Passenger Focus and the RMT. Via Facebook, I found this e-petition to re-nationalise the railways, which has already attracted the signature’s of 1,969 mad fools.  Yes, let’s get the government even more…

London would be better off with Anarchy

As I sit in my home and listen to Police helicopter hovering over Clapham Junction I can watch the TV coverage of the scene itself. This is scary stuff. Each time a car goes over the speed bump outside I hear a loud metallic rattle and get nervous. Is that looters? My new car is…