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Ayn Rand

When Citizens Threaten the Establishment

David Grantham, The outcome of this presidential election will not change the fact that the United States is experiencing an internal Thucydides Trap –? a reference to how the emerging power of Athens struck fear in the heart of the established power in Sparta, sparking the ancient Peloponnesian War.  According to Gallup polling, trust in government

Should You Need The Government’s Permission To Work?

In some precincts, this is what passes for a joke about libertarians: “Ayn Rand, Rand Paul, and Paul Ryan walk into a bar. The bartender serves them tainted alcohol because there are no regulations. They die.”  The humor there eludes me, but it must work for someone: That alleged witticism has garnered tens of thousands

Demystifying Trump’s political success: Donald as a ‘doer’

Trump triumphs. Clinton struggles. Who would have predicted that? Soon it will be Donald Trump, who is now the presumptive Republican nominee, versus former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Clinton by a landslide in the general election? The great philosopher Yogi Berra once said: “Never make predictions. Especially about the future.”  Safer to talk about

Do American Universities Discriminate Against Conservatives?

Emma Green, The Atlantic “I don’t think I can say it too strongly, but literally it just changed my life,” said a scholar, about reading the work of Ayn Rand. “It was like this awakening for me.” Different versions of this comment appear throughout Jon A. Shields and Joshua M. Dunn Sr.’s book on conservative

Rand Paul is right. Social conservatives should embrace libertarianism

 David Harsanyi   These days, to even suggest the possibility that a fiscally conservative economic outlook is compatible with faith is a matter of hypocrisy. “I am afraid that (Rep. Paul) Ryan’s budget reflects the values of his favorite philosopher, Ayn Rand, rather than the gospel of Jesus Christ,” the Rev. Thomas Reese of Georgetown University