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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…

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…

Book update: The free market case for the poor

Sam Swann

Since announcing the birth of my libertarian book project back in September 2012, the project has waxed and waned as I have tried to decide on a focus. At long last, that process has been concluded and I now have a direction and a purpose to my writing having decided to address the controversial subject…

The Kochs say a lot about the Libertarian Movement

Open Secrets trace the Koch's money flows

Recently Charles Koch wrote an editorial in the Wall Street Journal. Here one of the worlds most recognised businessmen outlined his vision for a better society. The Koch brothers (David & Charles) and their involvement in politics makes them some of the most controversial figures in contemporary America. For many, the Kochs are the very…

Thursday Speaker: Richard Carey

Richard Carey © Brian Micklethwait

I have known Richard Carey for, probably, about 5 years but realised as I sat down that I don’t know that much about him.  It is occasionally the case that libertarians have so much to say about history, philosophy and politics that they neglect to let people into their own selves, or perhaps we are…

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…

Thursday Speaker: Sam Bowman

Sam Bowman

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 …

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…

Paul Tew to run on UKIP ticket

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When I came back to the table Paul had opened his laptop and pulled out his written notes – a couple of pages of printed A4. The laptop screen showed a multi-tabbed spreadsheet and I could see 155 rows. As he set out the agenda for the meeting I was glad I had brought my…

Thursday Speaker : Anton Howes

Anton Howes

Anton Howes will be speaking this Thursday at the Rose and Crown. Most of us know him as director of the Liberty League, but he will be speaking on his PhD topic: the causes of the industrial revolution. I was lucky enough to hear Anton speak on this topic before, and with a longer time…