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Government And Business

End the Debt Draft: How the Welfare State Is Exploiting Millennials [Video]

If nothing is done, the bill for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid will bankrupt Millennials and their children. But support for these programs is strong among the elderly and the young alike. In this talk delivered as part of ARI’s Road to a Free Society tour, best-selling author Don Watkins argues that this support is based on a handful of myths, and that if Americans knew the truth about the welfare state, they would not want to save it — but abolish it.
Government And Business

Why My Debate Opponent Gets Everything Wrong

Last Tuesday I kicked off a series of debates against welfare state supporters in order to let young people know about the Debt Draft and why the only moral solution is to abolish the old-age welfare programs — Social Security and Medicare — that are drafting my generation and my daughter’s generation into debt.
Government And Business

Don’t drug companies have rights?

In a recent op-ed Judith Stein of the Center for Medicare Advocacy explains why she thinks government should lower drug prices for Medicare recipients. The article is worth reading because it is an example of a pernicious assumption that permeates most health policy discussions.

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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