Culture And Society

The Yaron Brook Show: Celebrating Americanism — Live From OCON 2016

In this special episode of The Yaron Brook Show, airing July 2 from OCON 2016, Jonathan Hoenig, portfolio manager at Capitalistpig Hedge Fund LLC and a Fox News Contributor and Steve Simpson, director of Legal Studies at ARI and editor of Defending Free Speech, join Yaron Brook to discuss whether America’s Independence Day is still worth celebrating, why the entrepreneurship of Silicon Valley, Seattle and Bellevue represents the best of America, how the whole world has benefitted from the American revolution, the existential and ideological threat to free speech and Steve Simpson’s new book Defending Free Speech.
Government And Business

Read Now: “Equality of Opportunity Doesn’t Exist in America — and That’s a Good Thing”

On April 6, The Blaze published an all-new op-ed by Don Watkins, in which he argues that the ideal of “equality of opportunity” is undesirable, as it would, among other things, mean: “[A]n unprecedented program of wealth redistribution, sapping affluent parents of every honestly earned dollar they’ve made so long as it could be used to give their child a “head start” in life.”
Government And Business

Anti-GMO Activists ♥ Russian Authoritarianism

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev recently told a group of leaders from rural settlements that when it comes to food technology, he will be calling the shots. Sneering at the success of biotechnology in America, he declared his decision that farmers and consumers will not be able to import or grow the most technologically advanced crops.

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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