Government And Business

Obamacare: A Law We Can Be Proud Of?

Despite Obamacare’s rocky rollout and continuing implementation problems, proponents insist that what the law is trying to do is fundamentally good. In this talk, given on June 4 at ARI’s headquarters in southern California, I challenge this claim, making the case that nothing about Obamacare is motivated by good intentions.
Government And Business

Life Is Not One Huge Hospital

Advocates of universal coverage seek to create a society in which, if you can’t afford health insurance, the government forces others to provide it for you. What is the moral defense for treating some people as slaves to the needs of others?
Government And Business

Medicine: The Death of a Profession

We go to doctors because we want their expert medical judgment on what’s ailing us and how to fix it. In the Wall Street Journal, Zane F. Pollard, a pediatric ophthalmologist, writes about what’s routinely interfering with his ability to exercise his best judgment when it comes to treating his patients: government regulations.

Further Reading

Ayn Rand | 1957
For the New Intellectual

The Moral Meaning of Capitalism

An industrialist who works for nothing but his own profit guiltlessly proclaims his refusal to be sacrificed for the “public good.”
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Ayn Rand | 1961
The Virtue of Selfishness

The Objectivist Ethics

What is morality? Why does man need it? — and how the answers to these questions give rise to an ethics of rational self-interest.
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