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“End States Who Sponsor Terrorism”

Article by Leonard Peikoff | Oct 2001

The following article appeared as an advertisement in The New York Times on October 02, 2001 . Fifty years of increasing American appeasement in the Mideast have led to fifty years of increasing contempt in the Muslim world for the U.S. The climax was September 11, 2001. Fifty years ago,


The Tea Party Will Fail — Unless it Fully Embraces Individualism as a Moral Ideal

OPED by Tom Bowden | Jan 2011

They’re calling it the tea party Congress, and the new leadership is busy snipping earmarks, targeting Obamacare, and quoting the Constitution. But can they succeed where similar conservative backlashes have failed? Whatever your opinion of the whole tea party movement — and mine stops far short of


Atlas Shrugged — America's Second Declaration of Independence

OPED by Onkar Ghate | March 01, 2007

In 1776 Thomas Jefferson announced to the world America’s plans for independence. For the first time in history, there was to be a nation and a government dedicated to the individual’s rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But from inception, and from both within and without, the


Does America Need Ayn Rand or Jesus?

OPED by Onkar Ghate | Jun 2011

Ayn Rand is everywhere and her political opponents are growing nervous. Rand of course is a champion of individual rights, including property rights, and an advocate of laissez-faire capitalism. Walk through any Tea Party gathering and you’ll see signs such as “Who is John Galt?,” “Rand was right”


The “On Your Own” Economy

OPED by Don Watkins and Yaron Brook | Mar 2012

“From cradle to grave.” So goes the motto of the entitlement state, whose creator Otto von Bismarck said: “Give the working-man the right to work as long as he is healthy, assure him care when he is sick, assure him maintenance when he is old.” Are you bothered by the thought of government embedding


Government tries to do too much: Opposing view

OPED by Don Watkins and Yaron Brook | Jan 2014

Is today's government dysfunctional? Of course. But not because it can't get things done. The problem is that it does so many things that it shouldn't. Happiness, prosperity and innovation aren't gifts from politicians. They are achievements of the free human mind. We need government to protect


We Should Be Embarrassed by the Sequester Debate

OPED by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins | Mar 2013

The sequester debate is a national embarrassment — though not for the reasons you might think. We are debating whether shaving a few percent off the government's bloated budget will bring the country to its knees. It's a good thing the Founders are long dead, because if George Washington or James


Elena Kagan: Could She Defend the Constitution’s Purpose?

OPED by Tom Bowden | Jul 2010

After clearing the Senate Judiciary Committee today, Elena Kagan must now win the support of the full Senate. Assuming that the Senate confirms Ms. Kagan to be the next justice for the Supreme Court, she must swear to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States.” But does she


No More Green Guilt

Article by Keith Lockitch | May 2009

Every investment prospectus warns that "past performance is no guarantee of future results." But suppose that an investment professional's record contains nothing but losses, of failed prediction after failed prediction. Who would still entrust that investor with his money? Yet, in public policy


Capitalism without Guilt

OPED by Yaron Brook | January 21, 2013

Capitalism has an undisputed record of wealth generation, yet it has always functioned under a cloud of moral suspicion. In a culture that venerates Mother Teresa as a paragon of virtue, businessmen sit in stoic silence while their pursuit of profits is denounced as selfish greed. Society tells