Wayne Dunn

Wayne Dunn writes about political and cultural events from an Objectivist perspective.
Free Trade vs. The Folly of Protectionism

Free Trade vs. The Folly of Protectionism

Protectionism fully implemented across all industries would mean a lower standard of living, because it would result in capital and labor unnecessarily being diverted into the production of goods that could more economically be produced elsewhere.

Environmentalism vs Creativity

Environmentalism vs Creativity

It’s businesspeople, not “Friends of the Earth,” who, by translating scientific discoveries into practical reality, actually advance human life and eliminate pollution.

Advertising is Good Medicine

Advertising is Good Medicine

Advertising, of prescription drugs or anything else, is a form of free speech that should never be restricted, unless it’s fraudulent.

Faith's War against Worldliness

  "The Muslim loves death and martyrdom, just as you love life. There is a great difference between he who loves the Hereafter and he who loves this world. The Muslim loves death and seeks Martyrdom." So declared an Islamic clergyman in Jerusalem just months...

Potter’s Morals vs. Bible’s Magic

Christians have it backward. If you're worried about your child obsessing over magic, it's not Harry Potter you should guard against; it's the Bible. Author J.K. Rowling doesn't bill her writing as anything other than fiction. Youngsters are thrilled as the courageous...

An Open Letter to Businesspeople

Entrepreneurs, risk-takers, men and women of creative ability, of talent, of inventiveness, of productive achievement--for what you do, you are good! Yes, good--as in "moral," "ethical," "virtuous." Throughout history, those of you who actually invent the things the...

The Good in Price Gouging

As the Sunshine State endures the worst hurricane season in a century, some Florida merchants are also weathering a manmade gale: charges of so-called "price gouging."There are thousands of such accusations, and, egged on by media everywhere, Florida's political...

Why Is There No Car Insurance Crisis?

Is there something special about health insurance that makes it crisis-prone? I mean, we never hear about the horrible "house insurance crisis" or the "spiraling cost of auto insurance." It wouldn't be too hard to create such a crisis though. In fact, let's try to map...

Majority Rule: The Tyrants Next Door

There's a funny little radio spot that's been running locally. It's a (fake) phone conversation between a man who wanted his car painted midnight blue and a guy at the paint shop who tells him they've gone with "a stunning shade of lilac" instead. "We just thought...

“Progressive” Education and Taping Kids to Dumpsters

In an op-ed back in March, syndicated columnist Walter Williams slammed public schools for their absurd policies. One of the examples he cited was of Metro Nashville Public School administrators' decision to stop posting honor rolls or displaying academic results on...

Buddha Bad for Business

Recently 115 corporate executives paid $100 each for advice from that repository of business acumen, the Dalai Lama. The Nobel Peace Prize winning Buddhist spiritual leader addressed the execs in Irvine, CA. Granted, attendees were probably attracted more by his...

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