Spock’s Illogic: “The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the Few” – The Objective Standard

With this week’s DVD release of Star Trek into Darkness, now is a good time to evaluate or reevaluate the oft-stated Star Trek claim, “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few” (or “the one”). This claim is made in Continue reading Spock’s Illogic: “The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the Few” – The Objective Standard

“The Courage to Face a Lifetime”: On the Enduring Appeal of Ayn Rand’s Philosophy » IAI TV

Over thirty million copies of English-language editions of Ayn Rand’s books have been sold since the 1940s, with many more in dozens of other languages, and sales have not slowed down [1].  This article’s sub-title captures the heart of why her Continue reading “The Courage to Face a Lifetime”: On the Enduring Appeal of Ayn Rand’s Philosophy » IAI TV

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

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