Did Ayn Rand Receive Social Security Benefits?

Russian-born American author Ayn Rand, who is best known for her didactic novels championing capitalism and individualism, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, also wrote several philosophical works, essays, lectures, and newsletters elaborating on her ethos of “Objectivism.” In all these writings, Rand Continue reading Did Ayn Rand Receive Social Security Benefits?

Middle East Tensions Increase After Trump Visit: No Such Thing as a Short and Decisive War

Tensions in the Middle East have hit new heights in the weeks following U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Riyadh. During that trip, Saudi Arabia’s rulers seemingly succeeded in getting Trump on their side in their own “war on terror” Continue reading Middle East Tensions Increase After Trump Visit: No Such Thing as a Short and Decisive War

Insurance Could Be Available for One Dollar a Day: Instead, Prop Up Insurance Companies

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) slammed Senate Republicans’ healthcare overhaul bill on Friday, saying that it’s grounded in “propping up” insurance companies. He also called for the creation of a healthcare law that would reduce insurance costs to as little as Continue reading Insurance Could Be Available for One Dollar a Day: Instead, Prop Up Insurance Companies

Carrier Moving Jobs to Mexico: The Ones That Trump Claimed He Could Prevent

Carrier, the heating and air-conditioning manufacturer, is laying off more than 600 employees from its Indianapolis plant next month, the same plant Trump vowed to keep on American soil, per CNBC. Those manufacturing jobs will go to Mexico, where labor Continue reading Carrier Moving Jobs to Mexico: The Ones That Trump Claimed He Could Prevent

64 Years Later, CIA Finally Releases Details of Iranian Coup | Foreign Policy

Known as Operation Ajax, the CIA plot was ultimately about oil. Western firms had for decades controlled the region’s oil wealth, whether Arabian-American Oil Company in Saudi Arabia, or the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company in Iran. When the U.S. firm in Continue reading 64 Years Later, CIA Finally Releases Details of Iranian Coup | Foreign Policy

Liberty And Morality: Defending the Ethics of Self-Interest

Liberty is the political condition under which physical force is legally barred from social relationships. This condition depends on and is sanctioned by the moral principle of individual rights—the idea that each person has a moral prerogative to act on Continue reading Liberty And Morality: Defending the Ethics of Self-Interest