Andrew Bernstein

Andrew Bernstein holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the City University of New York. He lectures all over the world. He is a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute. He has written numerous books, including his novel, A Dearth of Eagles, recently published and available from Amazon.

Bill Clinton and Socialized Medicine

The choice facing Americans is stark: the rights-respecting free market of capitalism, where goods and services are produced in abundance, including health care–or the chronic disasters of socialism, where thousands die because of continuous shortages.

The Injustice of the Insider Trading Laws

Martha Stewart was investigated for the "crime" of insider trading and later convicted of obstructing justice for lying to authorities during the investigation. But the questions no one is asking are: Should Martha even have been the subject of a criminal...

The U.S. Must Stop Undermining Israel’s War on Terrorism

President Bush acknowledges that Yasser Arafat has "failed as a leader" and recognizes that his promises to fight terrorism are nothing but empty lies. So why does his administration oppose Arafat's elimination? If Bin Laden or Saddam Hussein were holed up in a...

Liberalism vs. Individual Rights

Most Americans think slavery ended with the 13th Amendment in 1865. It did, in the United States. But it is alive and well today in the Sudan and Mauritania. In these African countries, blacks suffer at the hands of Arabs, who ransack villages, kill the men and sell...

Introduction to The Capitalist Manifesto

An Excerpt from the first draft of the Introduction to Andrew Bernstein's forthcoming book The Capitalist Manifesto.As we move into a new millennium, it is time to take a look at the political/economic system currently dominant in the United States. Just as an...

A Free Market Will Solve America’s Energy Problems

In recent weeks American consumers have experienced two-dollar-per-gallon gasoline prices, and predictably, many politicians and commentators blame the "greed" of U.S. oil and power companies. The truth, however, is that shortages occur when demand exceeds supply, and...

Capitalism Is the Cure for Africa’s Problems

A specter is haunting Africa-the specter of starvation. At least 2.5 million Zambians currently face famine, as do millions more across southern Africa-in Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The United Nations estimates that more than 14 million Africans face possible...

In Defense of the Cowboy

Those who oppose war with Iraq--from foreign heads of state to homegrown antiwar protesters--employ a common expression of contempt for the American war effort. America, they sneer, is acting like a "cowboy." A mock interview with Saddam Hussein conducted by a...

Tis the Season…to Understand Individual Rights

Most Americans think slavery ended with the 13th Amendment in 1865. It did, in the United States. But it is alive and well today in the Sudan and Mauritania. In these African countries, blacks suffer at the hands of Arabs, who ransack villages, kill the men and sell...

Heart of a Pagan, Chapter 2: The Coming

Excerpted from Andrew Bernstein's Heart of a Pagan: The Story of Swoop. Chapter 2: The Coming "Hoppo to the heights now!" Swoop roared that afternoon when he walked into our locker room for the first time. He swaggered through the door and slung his purple gym bag to...

Nobel Peace Prize Should Go To Those Who Really Support Peace

The Nobel Peace Prize was just awarded to Jimmy Carter. Although Carter's efforts to convince Egypt to recognize Israel's right to exist was a genuine achievement, he has otherwise continuously betrayed the principles on which peace depends. For many years Carter,...

 

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