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?

Book Review: ‘Democracy In Chains,’ Attack On Libertarianism

Obscuring census data to give “conservative districts more than their fair share of representation.” Preventing access to the vote. Decrying “socialized medicine.” Trying to end Social Security using dishonest vocabulary like “strengthened.” Lionizing Lenin. Attempting to institute voucher programs to Continue reading Book Review: ‘Democracy In Chains,’ Attack On Libertarianism

The truth behind America’s libertarianism – Chicago Tribune

Attacking Libertarianism by Calling it Preference of the Rich Unfortunately, Dennis Beard’s letter to the Tribune is a completely distorted view of libertarianism. He equates that philosophy with Russian nihilism. American libertarians are anything but nihilists. They have strong beliefs. First, Continue reading The truth behind America’s libertarianism – Chicago Tribune

Pope Francis Ignores Violations of Freedom Occurring Across the World

When Pope Francis speaks of libertarian individualism, he describes it as something which he says exalts the selfish ideal, whereby it is only the individual who gives values to things and interpersonal relationships, and where it is only the individual Continue reading Pope Francis Ignores Violations of Freedom Occurring Across the World

Peaceful Development of Material Well-being for All: Attacked by the Pope

Well, it’s a pretty big deal when the Pope attacks libertarianism by name. It’s even more interesting when my Spanish-language publisher believes that the Pope, in an academic paper, was attacking language used by me in particular, by implication but Continue reading Peaceful Development of Material Well-being for All: Attacked by the Pope

Pope Francis Denounces “Liberal-Individualist Vision” – Freedom Outlook

Pope Francis recently condemned the “liberal-individualist vision” of economic liberty, saying it is “urgent to act . . . especially in the financial field” to limit “market activity and the manipulation of nature.” It will surprise no news-aware person that Continue reading Pope Francis Denounces “Liberal-Individualist Vision” – Freedom Outlook