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Ayn Rand, the Movies, and the Idea of America

An Introduction to Ayn Rand's Textbook of Americanism

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 by LAURIE RICE

A little-known work by Ayn Rand is seeing new light. Laurie Rice reflects on Rand's "Textbook of Americanism," its philosophical contrasts, and the history that informed it for the Russian radical.

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Hayek: The Knowledge Problem

We must stand humble before complexity and order without planning

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

The revelation hit me like a truck: This is an order that no one can possibly comprehend in either its totality or its parts, and, as such, an order that no one can possibly control.

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Biddle v. Borders on Moral Foundations

Do you believe a free order is justified by one single moral justification or by a number of different moral justifications?

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October 2014

Heavily-armed police and their supporters will tell you they need all those armored trucks and heavy guns. It's a dangerous job, not least because Americans have so many guns. But the numbers just support these claims: Policing is safer than ever--and it's safer than a lot of common jobs by comparison. Daniel Bier has the analysis. Plus, Iain Murray and Wendy McElroy look at how the Feds are recruiting more and more Americans to do their policework for them.
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