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

America’s Declining Economic Liberty, and its Cause – The Objective Standard

The Fraser Institute has published its Economic Freedom of the World Index for 2015, and, as the Charles Koch Institute reports, the numbers for America are ugly. The United States—which in 2000 was ranked 2nd (Hong Kong was 1st)—is now Continue reading America’s Declining Economic Liberty, and its Cause – The Objective Standard

Differences between Rand and Rothbard | Mises Institute

The “political” debate between anarchocapitalism and limited government follows from much deeper, though undetected, disagreements. The most fundamental one is metaphysical: What kind of freedom does human nature allow — and to what extent is man unfree, or determined, in Continue reading Differences between Rand and Rothbard | Mises Institute