Sandel’s bottom line: you did not earn anything. It is all determined or blind luck. Sandel’s goal is to induce unearned guilt in everyone who does well in life.
COVID-19 doomsday predictions should have been received with skepticism.
Every step of the way, Goldstein’s account is mistaken.
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Bjorn Lomborg’s “False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet”
Bjorn Lomborg’s “False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet” is a true alarm—a call for a re-thinking of climate policy entirely.
Holcombe mixes the theory of economic and political elites as it has been developed by political scientists and sociologists with Public Choice Theory to help us understand what Ayn Rand called “the aristocracy of pull” in Atlas Shrugged.
Andrew Bernstein’s book is “among the best single presentations of the case for capitalism. (It is) amazingly good.” – Harry Binswanger
The people with everything to gain from the lockdowns had nothing to lose; the people who had nothing to gain lost everything.
How We Know: Epistemology on an Objectivist Foundation, by Harry Binswanger, is both an in-depth presentation of Ayn Rand’s “Objectivist” theory of knowledge and Binswanger’s own answers to issues that Rand did not write on, such as, propositions and validation.
Kengor does a yeoman’s job of highlighting the evils of Marxism.
Three Books on Solving The Climate Crisis: False Alarm, Apocalypse Never and Green Market Revolution
Joakim Book contrasts and compares Bjorn Lomborg’s “False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet”, Michael Shellenberger’s “Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All”, and Christopher Barnard and Kai Weiss’ edited book “Green Market Revolution: How Market Environmentalism Can Protect Nature and Save the World.”
Zitelmann offers a convincing and engaging prescription of how we can contend with the Jacobin and Guardian journalists who seem to derive damaging and dangerous conclusions from prejudices supported by nothing but empty air.
It is time for advocates of capitalism to come out of the closet.
Now, at the age of 90, Thomas Sowell continues to offer us understanding and insight into the attitudes and institutions that can bring all people greater peace and prosperity, as well as human liberty.
A Review of Jaana Woiceshyn’s “How To Be Profitable and Moral”
An excerpt from the Introduction to How to Be Profitable and Moral By Jaana Woiceshyn.
Hopefully, How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom will inspire others to champion the planting of the seeds of innovation while protecting the soil of freedom that this precious and most delicate of flowers – that “child of freedom and parent of prosperity” — thrives on.
If you approach Austrians economics from a Marxian-style dialectic, as Janek Wasserman does, then you will miss the entire point of the school of thought and its contribution to the science of economics.
When The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression appeared originally in France in 1997, it caused a firestorm of controversy.
Why did so many people turn their backs on the Western ideal of democratic, limited government and a market economy based on private ownership of the means of production?
To consume, men must first produce.
By removing the market’s solution to collapsing banks, this unraveling forced electorate-sensitive governments to take up the residual risk and backstop the financial system that Scottish banks themselves so effectively regulated in the past.
How and why governments have used the power of issuing official travel documents as a means of restricting the free movement of people during the last 200 years.
Interventions inevitably generate imbalances in the market that will force the government to either repeal the existing interventions or extend them in the futile attempt to use new interventions to compensate for the distortions its prior interventions have created, until finally the market has been supplanted by the command economy through a process of incremental expansion of the regulations and controls.
Karl Marx’s stubborn political staying power also requires that we grapple with his theory in an intelligent fashion and that we engage him seriously even if we judge his conclusions wanting.