End the National Endowment for the Arts

End the National Endowment for the Arts

Dear Artist: I urge you to consider this argument for the dissolution of the National Endowment for the Arts. The United States was founded on the principle of individual rights: life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness. Everyone has a right to pursue the...

Granny and the Anti-Capitalist Cliff

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, caricatured in political ads last year and again this month as pushing Granny off the cliff of Medicare, is now the running mate of the maker of RomneyCare, who is running against the maker of ObamaCare. With the consequent renewed debate over...

Read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

I do not recommend the movie based—unfaithfully, in my judgment—on Atlas Shrugged (Rand 1957) that is opening this weekend. (See my analysis of one scene from the movie and novel.) Instead, I urge every thoughtful individual to read the novel, again and again, and to...