Ayn Rand’s Theory of Rights: The Moral Foundation of a Free Society – The Objective Standard

What are rights? Where do they come from? One’s answers to these questions determine whether one is capable of defending a free society. If one does not know the nature and source of rights, one cannot know whether rights are Continue reading Ayn Rand’s Theory of Rights: The Moral Foundation of a Free Society – The Objective Standard

Famine Proven to be Caused by Lack of Freedom: Not Just Bad Harvest

Are famines just things of the past? In the ancient world, a bad harvest threatened lives. The agricultural output of the world has dramatically increased in the last couple hundred years, and today, the Earth supports billions of healthy people Continue reading Famine Proven to be Caused by Lack of Freedom: Not Just Bad Harvest

Assault on Your Property Rights: Eminent Domain

Property should be protected like religion And thus does what was intended as an ironclad constitutional protection gets transfigured into a case-by-case balancing of the equities by judges, whom Kennedy assures us are highly experienced and well-qualified to make such Continue reading Assault on Your Property Rights: Eminent Domain

Don’t Blame Republicans for Failure to Repeal Obamacare – The Objective Standard

As Joe Kiernan, on CNBC, observed, you can’t take away an entitlement, once granted. The temptation is to say, “Those goddamn spineless Republicans.” That is a mistake. The problem is not in the moral character of the representatives. They are Continue reading Don’t Blame Republicans for Failure to Repeal Obamacare – The Objective Standard

Why Aren’t There More Terrorist Attacks Like the One in London? | RAND

As many saw following the recent London Bridge terror attack in which seven people were killed and more than 50 injured, running over pedestrians requires little preparation or skill. Vehicles are readily available. So are knives and machetes, and in Continue reading Why Aren’t There More Terrorist Attacks Like the One in London? | RAND

States With More African Americans Provide Fewer Benefits to the Poor

When he launched his War on Poverty in 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Tom Fletcher, an unemployed white Appalachian coal miner who lived in Kentucky. The White House had chosen Fletcher, who had eight children, to become the face Continue reading States With More African Americans Provide Fewer Benefits to the Poor

The Right to Life is The Right to Self Interest of The Individual

As I’ve shown in various articles as well as in Loving Life, and as Ayn Rand illustrated in myriad articles and books before me, a social system that recognizes and protects individual rights thereby legalizes the practice of egoism. To defend the former, Continue reading The Right to Life is The Right to Self Interest of The Individual