Politics

Politics — the science devoted to the discovery of the proper governmental/social system for man; the application of ethics to societal governance.

Featured Articles

Book Review — RooseveltCare: How Social Security is Sabotaging the Land of Self-Reliance

Israel and the Palestinians: Disputed Land “Belongs” to Whichever Government is Better at Protecting Individual Rights

Laissez-Faire Capitalism Solves “The Tragedy of the Commons” and Deals With Negative Externalities: A Dialogue

Why Healthcare in the US is So Expensive, and What Can Be Done About It

Ayn Rand’s Philosophy vs. Abortion Bans: Why a Fetus Doesn’t Have Rights

Three-Part Series on Socialism:

1. Why Socialism is Morally Wrong: The Basis of Property Rights

2. Why Socialism is Always Oppressive, Dictatorial and Corrupt

3. Bernie Sanders and the Injustice of “Democratic Socialism”

Socialism and Welfare vs. Justice: Why Inalienable Private Property Rights are Required for Justice

Socialism is Not “Worker Control of the Means of Production”

How to Show That Taxation is Robbery

The Social Metaphysics of Communism: MiG Pilot

An Objectivist Refutation of Anarcho-Capitalism (Market Anarchy)

Ayn Rand and the Crude Materialism of the “Rich vs. Poor” Worldview

Capitalism: Individual Rights vs. “The Common Good” — Full Version

Why Moral Theory is Needed in the Fight for Liberty, Not Just Economics and the Non-Aggression Principle

QuickPoints

QuickPoint 2: Altruism Supports Coercion…

Other Posts

America Before The Entitlement State

19th-Century Capitalism Didn’t Create Poverty But Reduced It

The False Freedom of “Equality of Opportunity”

Ayn Rand on Politicians, Ideas and Compromise

What Caused the Financial Crisis: It Wasn’t Capitalism or Deregulation

A Reddit Discussion of Anarcho-Capitalism (Market Anarchy)

Why “Anarcho-Capitalism” is Wrongheaded

Links and Lecture Courses

“Man’s Rights,” an essay by Ayn Rand from The Virtue of Selfishness

“Ayn Rand’s Theory of Rights: The Moral Foundation of a Free Society,” by Craig Biddle, The Objective Standard

“Ayn Rand’s Theory of Rights” by Craig Biddle on YouTube

“The Nature of Government,” an essay by Ayn Rand from The Virtue of Selfishness

“What is Capitalism?” from Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal on YouTube

Books

Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal by Ayn Rand (primary)

Capitalism Unbound: The Incontestable Moral Case for Individual Rights by Andrew Bernstein (secondary)

The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic and Philosophic Case for Laissez-Faire by Andrew Bernstein (secondary)

Capitalist Solutions: A Philosophy of American Moral Dilemmas by Andrew Bernstein (secondary)

Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins (secondary)

Equal is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins (secondary)

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