Christmas Should be More Commercial

It is time to take the Christ out of Christmas, and turn the holiday into a guiltlessly egoistic, pro-reason, this-worldly, commercial celebration.

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Money and Banking Under Laissez-Faire Capitalism

This talk examines the development, operation and performance of monetary systems in the absence of government intervention.

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Monopoly Money: The Destabilizing Consequences of Central Banking

How currency monopolies promote booms and busts, and having a lender of last resort leads to moral hazard and financial instability.

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An American Holiday: The Moral Meaning Behind Thanksgiving

Ayn Rand described Thanksgiving as “a typically American holiday . . . its essential, secular meaning is a celebration of successful production. It is a producers’ holiday. The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.”