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.
If you want to lead a successful life, our most urgent advice to you is to reject your professors’ assaults on reason and individualism.
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“Forgive student loans” really means workers must pay for privileged students who don’t.
Imbue your child not with the dangers of the world, but with the factful progress of the world.
Louis XIV had hundreds of servants who prepared him dinner. Today, my supermarket offers me a buffet Louis XIV couldn’t imagine. Thanks to trade and property rights and markets, each of us lives as if we had more servants than kings.
The ten worst famines of the 20th century could all be attributed directly or indirectly to government policies.
“Faucian Bargain: The Most Powerful and Dangerous Bureaucrat in American History” by Steven Deace, “Lockdowns on Trial” by Michael Betrus, and “When Politicians Panicked” by John Tamny.
Andrew Bernstein’s book is “among the best single presentations of the case for capitalism. (It is) amazingly good.” – Harry Binswanger
Flourishing human life requires heroes.
Religion’s alleged harmony with science is a fraudulent masquerade, extending only insofar as religious dogmas are not called into question.
Critics claim the tests are culturally biased and say that’s why Blacks and Latinos don’t score as well. But that doesn’t explain why Asians do so well. In fact, Asians get the best SAT scores.
Making the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution Fully Consistent with the Protection of Individual Rights.
Today’s award shows aren’t about recognizing what’s best. They’re about pleasing the left.
Without a separation of school and state, the madness will continue.
Government Education Increased Bureaucracy and Reduced Liberty
Listening to some in American academia and on social media, you would think that socialism was a bright, new, and shiny idea never tried before that promises a beautiful future of peace, love, and bountifulness for all. It is as if a hundred years of socialism-in-practice in a large number of countries around the world had never happened.
Henry Hazlitt’s 1949 review of Ludwig Von Mises’ Human Action
All evidence points to government-subsidization as the real culprit behind rising tuition costs.
America needs to rediscover the Founders’ commitment to individual rights.
For religious reasons, mainly, conservatives like Dennis Prager are unable to defend capitalism. They share more premises with socialists-fascists than they admit, yet rightly recognize them as fellow religionists.
A few historical and inconvenient notes left on the cutting room floor during Black History Month.
Love is far too precious to be offered indiscriminately. It is above all in the area of love that egalitarianism ought to be repudiated. Love represents an exalted exchange–a spiritual exchange–between two people, for the purpose of mutual benefit.
The essential value of spectator sports lies in their capacity to illustrate, in a dramatic way, the process of human goal-achievement.