At the present moment, we are witnessing a phenomenon that to many people appears bizarre and inexplicable: the phenomenon of wealthy capitalists supporting socialism/communism.
On the major social and political issues of our time, Walter Williams is one of America’s most important and provocative thinkers.
As early as 1899, students of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, a black public school in Washington, D.C., scored higher on citywide tests than any of the city’s white schools. From its founding in 1870 to 1955, most of its graduates went off to college.
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On Labor Day, let us honor the true root of production and wealth: the human mind.
The Open Syllabus Project shows that Karl Marx is the most assigned political philosopher on college campuses. That’s a problem.
The system of public education could be abolished over the course of a generation, in a way that need not impose financial hardship on the parents of any child alive at the time of the abolition’s commencement.
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.
Condemning slavery is morally right. Slavery is an evil institution because it is a total violation of individual rights. However, before one judges America and its founding fathers, it is important to be aware of history.
The “monkish ignorance and superstition” of today is the misplaced belief that the individual is to be sacrificed to the group, the collective, to the nation – as long as the banner under which it is done is called “democracy” or “social justice.”
Instead of workshops on social justice topics, Montessori organizations should feature seminars on the value and role of the individual in eliminating racism, and should glorify and celebrate the fact that the Montessori Method is based on individualism.
“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.
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.
“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.