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Government And Business

Attacks on Free Speech Come to the U.S.

Peter Bergen argues in a piece for CNN, that it was inevitable that one day actual violence over speech that Muslims find offensive would reach our shores. Now it’s happened. On Sunday, two gunmen opened fire at the “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” in Garland, Texas. Police shot and killed the two gunmen. One security guard was injured, but it appears the injuries were not serious. We can be thankful for that. Must Americans now become accustomed to this sort of violence?
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Monday on the Yaron Brook Show: Obamacare’s Endgame, the Middle East Ablaze

Tune in Monday, March 30 for an all new episode of The Yaron Brook Show. Elan Journo will once again guest host. Topics will include: a wide-ranging conversation with Rituparna Basu about what Obamacare is doing to American health care five years after its passage, and where it is taking us in the years ahead; what’s causing the wars raging across the Middle East.
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Monday on the Yaron Brook Show: American Medicine Flat Lining Under Obamacare

Tune in Monday, March 23 for an all new episode of The Yaron Brook Show. Elan Journo, ARI’s director of policy research and an expert in foreign policy, will guest host. Monday marks five years since Obamacare was signed into law. Elan will interview Rituparna Basu, ARI’s health care policy analyst, about the passage of Obamacare, its effects so far and where American health care is heading. Elan will also talk about the latest foreign policy issues in the Middle East.
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What You Missed on Yesterday’s The Yaron Brook Show

Yesterday, Elan Journo joined Yaron Brook as co-host of The Yaron Brook Show to talk about what America should do about the Middle East. Topics included: why radical Islamists hate the West; whether we should be friendly with Saudi Arabia; how American rules of engagement have damaged the morale of soldiers; who is to blame for innocents killed in war.
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Why Should You Care about the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict?

Why should you care about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict? Most Americans think of it as a fight over a narrow strip of land, by adversaries who each have some legitimate grievances but also some marks against them. It is, therefore, far from obvious why outsiders should be concerned. But this apathy is misguided: much of what people think they know about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is just dead wrong.
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The Yaron Brook Show: Living a Flourishing Life

On today’s episode of The Yaron Brook Show, Yaron talks about altruism in practice and the virtue of rationality. Topics included: The terrorist attacks in Denmark; the debt crisis in Greece and the morality of sacrifice; the value of reason and the virtue of rationality; selfishness and charity.

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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