Ron DeSantis new book The Courage to Be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Revival explains the backstory to his response and reveals the intense pressures he faced at the time, including the scientific influences that drove his decision-making.
Virginia Postrel’s “The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress” at 25
Dynamists and stasists have radically different visions of how the world works, or should work.
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
It is rare that a book can objectively present the facts and then draw all of the wrong conclusions. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 2017, is one such book.
Highway Heist: Do Our Roads Have to be Built by Government?
Roads don’t have to be built by government, and we would be better off if we had left it to private enterprise and voluntary cooperation.
Joseph Ladapo: Hero of the Pandemic
What we learn from Joseph Ladapo’s book “Transcend Fear” is that he has been a warrior against pseudoscience from the very beginning of this pandemic.
Gone Viral: How Covid Drove the World Insane
I would rank Justin Hart’s book among those that should be considered a staple reading on the covid epoch. It’s as much a medical and political history as it is a psychological study in mass hysteria.
Superabundance: One of the Greatest Books on Economic Development and Growth of the Past Decade
Gale Pooley and Marian Tupy’s book, “Superabundance,” use “time prices” – the length of time that people must work to purchase something – to measure how the state of the world is improving as we live longer, healthier, and more comfortable lives.
The Beautiful Tree by James Tooley
Parents want the best for their children. They realize that one of the keys to escaping poverty is a good education. The best education, they understand, comes from entrepreneurs who offer higher quality to stay in business and prosper. – Max Borders
Alternatives to Public Libraries
America’s past, is replete with examples of voluntary, cooperative associations which provided for the many needs of the citizenry. One of the most striking examples is the evolution of libraries in pre-Civil War America. Even today, alternatives to tax-sup-ported libraries exist.
Preferential Policies: An International Perspective by Thomas Sowell
Regardless of the reason or rationale, the social effect of affirmative-action policies is to politicize social relationships. And the consequences of this have been everything from systems of privilege and corruption to mob violence and civil war.
Alex Epstein’s “Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas—Not Less”
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.
Lessons from a Review of A Declaration and Constitution for a Free Society
Professor Brian Simpson answers arguments against using Ayn Rand’s philosophy Objectivism as the basis for improving the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
Choice Quotes from Bill Gates’s New Book “How To Prevent The Next Pandemic”
Gates is a main promoter and funder of lockdown ideology.
The Nation’s Top Scientists Lied
“Scott Atlas stated the simple fact that immunity is higher than those with antibodies, whereupon Dr. Fauci criticizes him without contradicting what was actually said. Stating a simple scientific fact is not ‘extraordinarily inappropriate.’ What is going on?”
A Parent’s Guide to Kendi’s Antiracist Baby
Ibram X. Kendi’s antiracism – like racism – is an ideology that manages to indoctrinate and segregate. Far from healing history’s wounds, Ibram X. Kendi’s “antiracism” sows disharmony. Maybe we should go back to reading liberalism to our children. By liberalism, I mean a cluster of ideas that includes equal freedom, equal treatment under the law, and colorblindness.
Making the U.S. Constitution Fully Consistent with Individual Rights
“A Declaration and Constitution for a Free Society” modifies the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution to make them fully consistent with the protection of individual rights and freedom, using Objectivism—the philosophy of Ayn Rand. It demonstrates why a free society is morally, politically, and economically beneficial to human life.
Thomas Piketty’s “Time for Socialism”
Capitalism enables some people to get rich faster than others and to Piketty that’s intolerable.
Navigating The World’s Problems Through An Evolutionary Lens
We should all be very careful with overruling long-standing advice given to you by culture or encoded into your genome, and be very careful when you meddle with complex adaptive systems that you don’t fully understand.
Review of Ray Dalio’s “Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail”
Ray Dalio analyzes five centuries of markets, currency collapses, and changes to the world financial and political order.
Book Review: “Woke Racism” by John McWhorter
What is it that the “woke” believe?
Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Migration, Islam and Women as Prey
Europe’s immigration failures — enabled by denial and appeasement — are symptoms of a moral-intellectual vacuum.
Why Universities Should Teach Ayn Rand Alongside Karl Marx
The Open Syllabus Project shows that Karl Marx is the most assigned political philosopher on college campuses. That’s a problem.
Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism
New ARI Book Examines What Went Wrong After 9/11
The Capitalist Manifesto
It is time for advocates of capitalism to come out of the closet.