There’s Just One Problem: That War Failed
Our children are the most vulnerable minority. It is wrong to force them to risk their physical health and wellbeing as part of a scientific experiment, because we adults are afraid of what a virus will do to us.
He who expects a rational economic system from socialism will be forced to re-examine his views.
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The exclusion of free initiative and individual responsibility, on which the successes of private enterprise depend, constitutes the most serious menace to socialist economic organization.
Is there no way in which some kind of economic calculation might be tied up with a socialist system?
Nazi Germany was a socialist state, not a capitalist one and socialism, understood as an economic system based on government ownership of the means of production, positively requires a totalitarian dictatorship.
Virtually all discussion of health care policy today avoids explicit reference to underlying principles.
For the government to do things “for you,” it must have the power to do things “to you.”
Government has no “public health” role. It has only a “public freedom” role.
Joe Biden’s demagoguery, arrogant impatience, and dictatorial manner do not and cannot change reality. At the end of the day, his policies can only lead to a financial and economic disaster.
Ayn Rand held that moral principles must be adopted as absolutes and that a single compromise will subvert a principle, as such. This holds true for the actions taken by nations as well as by individuals. The founder’s failure to faithfully abide by their own “self-evident” truths offers a perfect illustration of what follows from a single breach of fundamental and guiding principle.
The truth is that, aside from the plantation owners (a tiny minority), the white population of the South was hurt by slavery—kept poor by it—rather than enriched.
Virtually every politician runs for office on a campaign platform that promises to extend concrete and specific benefits to various selected groups through the taxing or regulating powers of government.
Did you ever wonder why dictators love military parades?
America’s attackers understood more about the roots of American prosperity and the wellspring of human prosperity than most Americans do.
A nation is as great as it is free.
Are you a racist? All white people are, says “White Fragility” author Robin DiAngelo. Race explains everything, says bestselling “How to Be an Antiracist” author Ibram X. Kendi. “Every policy is either racist or anti-racist.”
The late Dr. John Lewis read this statement to his class on September 12, 2001 — the day after America was attacked by Islamic Jihadists. His words are all the more relevant today.
Peikoff identifies three pillars of capitalism—examining each one’s status in the present day. He also leads the audience through a quick sweep of American history, commenting on the decline in freedom over time.
It matters where your profit comes from. Investment is not the same as speculation. Dividends are not the same as capital gains, despite what Central Banks want you to believe.
Let the advocates of capitalism proceed in the knowledge not only that socialism is dead, but also that what the world still needs to learn is why capitalism deserves to live.
What would be required to restore New York to its former prosperity and greatness would be the combination of the elimination of public welfare, the abolition of rent controls, and the privatization of the city’s transportation system.
Laissez-faire capitalism is an ideal worth working for and attaining.
Hong Kongers would make outstanding Americans if they aren’t already in spirit.