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?
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
Ayn Rand’s Ethical Egoism — Matt Zwolinski Ayn Rand is, quite famously, an advocate of ethical egoism — the idea that each individual’s own life is the ultimate standard of value for that individual. She is also, quite famously, an Continue reading Learn Liberty | Debate: Is Ayn Rand right about rights?
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
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