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.
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.
Secession is a right, despite slavery’s blight and the Civil War
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 by DOUG BANDOW
Slavery has tainted the idea of secession, just as it erroneously defines the Civil War for too many people.
Three things the United States can learn from the Scottish referendum
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 by STEVE PATTERSON
Peaceful secession is possible. It's time to remove the stigma and start thinking about a less united United States.
A family feud in a grocery chain reveals a vital lesson in business and life
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 by GARY MCGATH
When a family feud breaks out in a New England grocery chain, lessons abound in terms of the relative importance of people and profits.
America has been spying on its citizens for a hundred years
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 by GARY MCGATH
We think of mass surveillance as a product of modern technology. But large-scale spying on Americans got its start in 1917, when the United States entered World War I.
Fear of robot labor is fear of the free market
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY
An increased use of robots will cause a dislocation of labor, which will be painful for some in the near term. But if market forces are allowed to function, the dislocation will be temporary and life will improve for everyone.
Scottish secession is not about liberalization—yet
SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY
Scottish secession is not about liberalization per se, but an independent Scotland might have to rediscover Adam Smith.
Why are police arming for war in a time of relative safety?
SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 by DANIEL J. BIER
The facts about officer safety do not justify the unprecedented force and weaponry that cops are displaying today. It's time to demilitarize the police.