Philosophy

The Progressive Framework’s Standard is the Group

The individual, according to the Progressive intellectuals, existed, not for his own personal happiness, but to self-sacrificially serve others.

Prophets of Liberty: F.A. Hayek

Prophets of Liberty: F.A. Hayek

This essay will serve as the first entry in a series of essays in which I will be looking at the work of three major twentieth-century philosophers; Friederich Hayek, Ludwig von Mises, and Ayn Rand.

Capitalism is Egoism for All

Capitalism is Egoism for All

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.

The Fallacy of “We”

The Fallacy of “We”

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.”

Philosopher Ayn Rand on Capitalism vs Communism

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 moral one. She seeks...

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