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

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

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

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

Defending Politics of Freedom Requires Defending Ethics of Self-Interest

Under liberty, each individual is free to act as he chooses—regardless of what others think or feel about his choices. The only proviso is that he may not violate the rights of others, which means, he may not force others Continue reading Defending Politics of Freedom Requires Defending Ethics of Self-Interest