Capitalism, in Ayn Rand’s definition, is “a social system based on the recognition of individual rights (including property rights) in which all property is privately owned.”
People are suspicious of self-interest because for every philosopher who has taught and advocated self-interest, there have been multiples of those who have taught its opposite, altruism.
Colleges admitting underperforming black students conceal, foster and perpetuate the educational damages done to these youngsters in their earlier education.
The assertion of individual rights would solve all disputes between social conservatives and their opponents.
Homeschoolers do just fine. Somehow, without government control, they prosper.
Universities ought to pay athletes a competitive salary in line with everyone else involved in college sports.
As recession threatens throughout the Continent, the calls for governments to unleash more socialist-style spending have increased.
Poverty is not a cause but a result of Africa’s problems.
Never take other people for granted. There is a point of no return in all relationships.
The Metropolitan Opera has in effect been recruited by Hamas by putting on the anti-Semitic The Death of Klinghoffer. And taxpayers footed the bill. This is an argument against all government-funded “art.”
It is tempting for Western observers to view Turkey’s reluctance to join the fight as a mark of disloyalty to NATO and as a sign that the alliance is mostly about convenience. This view may be too simplistic.
Nothing is easier than to prove that America, or any other society of human beings, is far from being the perfect gem that any of us can conjure up in our imagination.