‘Buy American’ is un-American

‘Buy American’ is un-American

According to a recent poll, 80% of Americans think it their patriotic duty to give preference to American-made products. But “Buy American” is wholly un-American in both its economics and its philosophy. America’s distinction among all the nations of...
How To Celebrate Ayn Rand’s Birthday

How To Celebrate Ayn Rand’s Birthday

February 2nd is the birthday of Ayn Rand, the author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. Ayn Rand developed and defended Objectivism, a philosophy that advocates “rational selfishness.” To celebrate Randsday, you do something not done on any other holiday: you...
Capitalism and Culture

Capitalism and Culture

Though the culture has in many ways degenerated to an even lower state than it occupied in the 70s, there has been noticeable political-economic improvement since then, both in America and abroad. This caused me to wonder: might a gradual, incremental movement towards...
Altruism and Economics

Altruism and Economics

How does it work? How do people’s ideas on morality affect their economics? It’s not by a direct line, as if one went straight from “One must live for others” to “Supply does not affect price.” An example of how altruism warps...

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