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?

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

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

Mexico Legalizes Medicinal Marijuana Because Human Suffering is Expensive

Activists march along Reforma avenue in Mexico City on May 6, 2017 demanding the depenalization of marijuana. / AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images) This week, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto informed the world that his country Continue reading Mexico Legalizes Medicinal Marijuana Because Human Suffering is Expensive

A Brief Libertarian View of National Defense

The libertarian view is that national defense is in principle absolutely a legitimate function of government, but it certainly needs strong limits. Preemptive actions, humanitarian actions, while not necessarily to be ruled out completely a priori should face incredibly strict Continue reading A Brief Libertarian View of National Defense

Why Sacrifices by the Rich Won’t Fix Social Welfare – Bloomberg

Now, let’s say we are considering more money for disability insurance. It would be easy enough to claim the disability payments are better than more Birkin bags for the wealthy. But we also need to compare the disability program to Continue reading Why Sacrifices by the Rich Won’t Fix Social Welfare – Bloomberg