As Ayn Rand has said, “Morality is the strongest of all intellectual powers.” To Putin, his “moral” crusade is far more important than Russia’s GDP.
Whether at least part of Ukraine survives as a free and independent country when this war ends, or whether that will have to wait until some time in the future, Ukrainians will have to plan for the reconstruction of their economy at some point in the future. The economic policy agenda for such a reconstruction is at least partly at hand, and can be found in the writings of the Austrian economist, Ludwig von Mises.
Justin Trudeau’s contempt for the truckers is genuine and profound.
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The last two years have revealed to us what we would rather not have discovered, namely that freedom and rights, along with enlightened ideals and good science, are extraordinarily fragile.
What Putin fears is not just NATO’s defensive armaments but their ideas—most fundamentally, America’s arms and ideas, specifically the concept of individual rights.
“A dictatorship has to be capricious; it has to rule by means of the unexpected, the incomprehensible, the wantonly irrational…” – Ayn Rand
If we want to live our lives free, and not under expanding government authoritarianism that harms us, we must advocate freedom and condemn measures like the invoking of the Emergencies Act, and support, if we can, those that challenge them, such as the CCLA or the Canadian Constitution Foundation.
Justin Trudeau’s rhetoric against his fellow citizens and iron-fisted response to the Canadian Freedom Convoy demonstrate a lack of moral principle and political leadership.
Abuse of power mounts as politicians and bureaucrats amass devotees; the liberal principles that built Western civilization slide away.
Communist China favors three tactics: threatening families in China, targeting victims outside China by using threatening agents in the target’s country, and kidnapping the people it wants to be repatriated, according to Safeguard Defenders.
The true racists are Trudeau and his ilk, including the provincial premiers and university leaders who enforce vaccine passports, lockdowns, and mandates. Indigenous Canadians and minorities are more likely to refuse COVID-19 vaccines.
It’s time to end environmental colonialism. Let Africa develop – quickly – and they, like people elsewhere, will choose more environmental protection as they grow wealthier.
Two years into the pandemic, despite all that misery and the vaccines and treatments now available, polls suggest that over a half of Canadians are still in favor of economic lockdowns and two-thirds approve of mandatory vaccinations. Why?
The disappearance of WTA tennis player, Peng Shuai, demonstrates that dictators cannot even tolerate a single critic.
A look at the actions of the Chinese Communist Party through a “public choice” economics lens.
As Ayn Rand observed, a compromise between two opposite principles – such as between freedom and government controls in a welfare state – is never sustainable,
China had been chipping away at Hong Kong’s remaining walls of freedom, by bringing out sledgehammers.
Europe’s immigration failures — enabled by denial and appeasement — are symptoms of a moral-intellectual vacuum.
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.
Its economy is growing at 5% per year, and the country ranks ahead of the United States in economic freedom.
The real reason for shortages and suffering in Cuba is communism.
If Cuba is a workers’ paradise, why are so many people trying so hard to leave?
Bitcoin adoption should be a free choice – neither banned nor compelled by law.
The core problem in opposing dictatorships is the moral self-doubt of our politicians and that of other free countries.