Honor Veterans, Rebuff Sacrifice

As a former captain in the US Army, I can attest that I never encountered anyone who joined because of some masochistic yearning to transform himself into a sacrificial animal.

What We Owe Our Soldiers This Veteran’s Day

For an American soldier, to fight for freedom is not to fight for a “higher cause,” separate from or superior to his own life–it is to fight for his own life and happiness.

Health Care Is Not A Right

So long as people believe that socialized medicine is a noble plan, there is no way to fight it.

What Capitalism Is and What Capitalism Is Not (Part 1 of 2)

“Capitalism is an economic system based on the principle of every individual’s right to his own life, his own liberty and his own honestly acquired property. This private property includes his own mind and body, and the physical products that his mental and physical efforts have produced.”

Dealing With Bullies At Work

So how to deal with a workplace bully? The only effective way to do so is to apply appropriate moral principles: rationality, integrity and justice.

The Mystique of State Power

Governments and ideological movements, Rougier explained, wrap themselves in “mystiques” that serve as the rationales for claims to an ethical and legal right to rule.

Altruist Morality Equals Bad Economics

If we embraced the moral code of rational egoism, we would solve all of today’s economic problems … and reach unprecedented human prosperity and flourishing

How To Be a Better Boss

Their pragmatist mindset of “skip the philosophy; just give me the practical tips,” hinders them from becoming better managers.

Ten Years On: Recession, Recovery and the Regulatory State

All that the American economy has gone through over the last decade is not a “crisis of capitalism,” understood as a truly free market, but the crisis of the government managed and manipulated system of economic control, command and accompanying corruption.

Bernie Madoff: Lessons From an Ayn Rand Villain

Madoff was what Ayn Rand would call a second-hander: someone who tries to gain values by pleasing and manipulating others rather than thinking for himself based on observation of facts and supporting himself through productive work.