The “we fallacy” is ubiquitous, especially among professors, politicians, policy wonks, and pundits. The fallacy of “we” is a form of the fallacy argumentum ad populum or “appeal to the people,” to “popular opinion.”
Yaron Brook delves into the morality of finance, free markets, savings, insurance and using debt to fund consumption.
What’s the difference between Objectivism and Libertarianism?
Ayn Rand left a legacy in defense of reason and freedom that serves as a guidepost for the American spirit–especially pertinent today when America and what it stands for are under assault.
For the majority of people, virtuous egoism is an oxymoron: they don’t think it is possible to be virtuous and pursue self-interest at the same time.
To celebrate Randsday, you do something not done on any other holiday: you give yourself a present.
“It is a moral crime to give money to support your own destroyers. Yet that is what businessmen are doing with such reckless irresponsibility.” — Ayn Rand
The first part of this post’s title is a quotation from a student in my business ethics class. She had said that to her teenagers after learning about rational self-interest, or egoism, in the course and reading How to Be Profitable and Moral. More...
Yaron Brook speaks on the Ben Shapiro Show on why capitalism cannot be justified on altruistic grounds, but only by rational egoism.
In this 1961 lecture, delivered to the Presidents Club of the American Management Association, Ayn Rand outlines commonly heard arguments for capitalism and emphasizes that the only proper defense is a...
Capitalism is perfect precisely to the extent it’s the only social system consonant with human nature.
Philosopher Ayn Rand on why “the greatest good for the greatest number” is one of the most vicious slogans ever foisted on humanity.