Individual Rights: In Order to Live a Full life, you must be Fully Free

The Right to Life and the Purpose of Action What is the right to life? It’s the moral prerogative to act as necessary to live as a human being; to sustain and further one’s life; to flourish in accordance with one’s Continue reading Individual Rights: In Order to Live a Full life, you must be Fully Free

No Ayn Rand in Trump: He is Authoritarian and Collectivist

In Donald Trump’s “America first” policy we can detect “an unintended reincarnation of Ayn Rand,” suggests Arnold Steinberg in The American Spectator. Rand’s ideas may well have influenced Trump in some indirect way (the cultural impact of her philosophy is Continue reading No Ayn Rand in Trump: He is Authoritarian and Collectivist

The new age of Ayn Rand: how she won over Trump and Silicon Valley | Books | The Guardian

As they plough through their GCSE revision, UK students planning to take politics A-level in the autumn can comfort themselves with this thought: come September, they will be studying one thinker who does not belong in the dusty archives of Continue reading The new age of Ayn Rand: how she won over Trump and Silicon Valley | Books | The Guardian

Liberty is Required for Pursuit of Happiness

Libertarians and others have wondered why Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence concludes its explicitly incomplete list of unalienable rights with the pursuit of happiness rather than property. The website Monticello.org states, Unfortunately, Thomas Jefferson himself never explained his use of Continue reading Liberty is Required for Pursuit of Happiness

Free Market Miracle Chile vs. Socialist Disaster Venezuela

The story of Chile’s success starts in the mid-1970s, when Chile’s military government abandoned socialism and started to implement economic reforms. In 2013, Chile was the world’s 10th freest economy. Venezuela, in the meantime, declined from being the world’s 10th freest Continue reading Free Market Miracle Chile vs. Socialist Disaster Venezuela