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.
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.
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.
Gates is a main promoter and funder of lockdown ideology.
“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?”
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.
“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.
Capitalism enables some people to get rich faster than others and to Piketty that’s intolerable.
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.
What is it that the “woke” believe?
Europe’s immigration failures — enabled by denial and appeasement — are symptoms of a moral-intellectual vacuum.
The Open Syllabus Project shows that Karl Marx is the most assigned political philosopher on college campuses. That’s a problem.
New ARI Book Examines What Went Wrong After 9/11
It is time for advocates of capitalism to come out of the closet.
Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics is an exhaustive defense of laissez-faire capitalism as prerequisite for continued progress of material civilization.
“The lesson of history,” Ferguson eagerly argues, “is that biological and political contagions often coincide.”
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.
“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
Making the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution Fully Consistent with the Protection of Individual Rights.
Henry Hazlitt’s 1949 review of Ludwig Von Mises’ Human Action
An excerpt from the Introduction to How to Be Profitable and Moral By Jaana Woiceshyn.