Alex Epstein’s book, Fossil Future, is a brilliant antidote to the assault on fossil fuels. Its theme is that fossil fuels are one of the greatest benefits to human civilization ever and that there is, for now, no viable substitute.
Edwin A Locke
Dictatorships use their connections to the free world to get unearned respect, steal technology and money, and spread propaganda. The best solution would be to achieve the highest degree of separation possible between the free world and the unfree world.
If winning is not the goal, the war is already lost, and Putin’s dictatorial power will be further enhanced. It will prove that the U. S. and NATO actually are weak and ineffectual.
As Ayn Rand has said, “Morality is the strongest of all intellectual powers.” To Putin, his “moral” crusade is far more important than Russia’s GDP.
Russia today provides a perfect example of the combination of the two philosophical archetypes Ayn Rand described in her brilliant essay, “For the New Intellectual.”
The ideal of America was for people to be united under the principle of individual rights.
To be anti-merit is to be anti-happiness and anti-life. Such people truly belong in the wilderness. They should leave the life-lovers alone. – Edwin A. Locke
What Putin fears is not just NATO’s defensive armaments but their ideas—most fundamentally, America’s arms and ideas, specifically the concept of individual rights.
America’s Early Presidents Were Admirable Men of Principle– Let us Hope we can Find More Like Them
On Martin Luther King Day–and every day–we should focus on the antidote to racism and alternative to racial thinking: individualism.
Four countries have the desire and potential to destroy the free world and bring us to a new Dark Age with them as rulers—a real Apocalypse.
The disappearance of WTA tennis player, Peng Shuai, demonstrates that dictators cannot even tolerate a single critic.
Any element of self-sacrifice in war is a betrayal of our soldiers and the American freedom they fight for.
Why don’t some people get vaccinated? The fundamental cause is the refusal to think.
Did you ever wonder why dictators love military parades?
The disintegration of the Afghanistan army after the U.S. withdrawal should not have come as a surprise to anyone. It was based on a philosophical error.
Condemning slavery is morally right. Slavery is an evil institution because it is a total violation of individual rights. However, before one judges America and its founding fathers, it is important to be aware of history.
The core problem in opposing dictatorships is the moral self-doubt of our politicians and that of other free countries.
The theme of Jesse Singal’s book, The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can’t Cure Our Social Ills, is that many psychological theories that have promised a quick fix for various social problems have not lived up to their hype. Singal does a very good expose, although there is more to be said in some cases. I will make brief comments on each chapter.
We know from Atlas Shrugged, and many other Ayn Rand writings, that capitalists are egoists. They trade to make a profit, and this is morally admirable. They are wealth creators. But it is important not to forget that customers and employees are egoists too.
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