Strategy

Theory is one thing, but to build the free friendly and prosperous society we want we need to persuade everybody to leave everyone else alone. It sounds simple, but how do we persuade them to try it?

The US President is not a CEO

It has been a few weeks since Donald Trump moved into the White House. So far, his administration appears to be a little bit chaotic, to say the least. During his campaign he ran on a populist platform. That means he did not make a lot of concrete policy promises. Instead, he suggested that he…

Live Streaming at Libertarian Home

As you know. I have been filming Libertarian Home events since Rob Waller and I started doing speakers – before they were even called Libertarian Home events. Getting the videos edited, summarised and online, however, has been a bottleneck and the bottleneck quickly has turned into a backlog and backlogs mean there is a project…

Is the Libertarian Moment Finally Over?

The face of popular protest against dreary centre-ground politics has emerged. Just about everybody is in agreement that the face is nationalist and populist. Donald Trumps’ inauguration speech and the executive actions he has taken since becoming president seem to confirm this. Disappointingly these headwinds of popular discontent have very little to do with libertarianism.…

Bad Brexit pushes out good Brexit

This speech was delivered at the People’s Charter Brexit “splinter protest” on Saturday 21st January. Video follows below. Check against delivery. Hello. I am Simon Gibbs. I am a libertarian and I voted leave. Since part of what I do is representing the interests of other libertarians, I want to mention that not all libertarians…

Marketable Ethical Libertarian Policy

This talk was delivered to the Young Britons for Liberty group on Monday November 21st http://bb8df32ebb1b60e7a7f6-dd84e330d6bc6c322cf4b9415c94c358.r24.cf2.rackcdn.com/YBL-talk.m4a   Marketable Ethical Libertarian Policy I am guessing there is a bit of variety in the reactions I am going to get here about the second word in that title, but most of you are probably thinking of that…

Trump Is Good News For The Establishment

A lot of commentators see Trump’s election as a victory against the establishment. I question that. Trump in my view is not very anti-establishment. This is just a mask he has put on to fool his supporters. But certainly a lot of the people who voted for him believe that they have just given the…

Trident Is An Expensive Instrument Of Terror

The individual liberty of human beings stands above everything else. It is the mantra of all enemies of liberty to deny this simple judgement. They will tell you that there are others things, that are greater than the individual. Therefore, in the name if this greater good, individual liberty can be sacrificed. Ideas of what this…

Visiting the Trigger 50 protest

A quick report on a minor bit of activism. We had been notified of the Spiked “Trigger 50” protest in favour of proceeding immediately with formal Brexit negotiations. Not content with simply offering up artwork for someone else’s protest I went along to ensure the presence of the “Liberty for All” message (really, in context, “Brexit for…

The EU is the Wrong Tool to Defeat Nationalism

I am very much an individualist. As such I have always despised nationalism. I am convinced that we need to overcome this ideology if we want to live in a free world. One could think now that, since I hate nationalism, I probably should like the EU. The core political agenda of the EU has…