In this episode of The Yaron Brook Show, Elan Journo explores the value of reading (and re-reading) the works of Ayn Rand by showing how her philosophy applies to various real life concretes such as the Southern Poverty Law Center’s journalist field guide to “anti-Muslim extremism,” communism in Fidel Castro’s Cuba and Poland’s abortion laws.
Voices for Reason is a blog that covers a wide range of topics, including philosophy and its application to current events, programs of the Ayn Rand Institute and the ideas of Objectivism. Looking back on the year, here are 2016’s most-read blog posts (along with edited versions of the introductions that accompanied them at time of publication).
In front of an audience of approximately four hundred young Ukrainians at Free Generation Forum 2016, Yaron Brook argues that the ongoing trend of growing government power at the expense of individual liberty won’t end by itself.
Is that statement hyperbole or prophecy? To find out, read ARI senior fellow Onkar Ghate’s careful analysis of Trump’s election to the presidency, what the election means for America and why Ayn Rand’s philosophy is more important than ever.
In this episode of The Yaron Brook Show, Yaron Brook examines the views and premises of the alt-right movement and argues that it amounts to a faith-based, racist rejection of Enlightenment values such as reason and individualism.
In this recent episode of The Yaron Brook Show, which aired July 9 on AM 560 The Answer, Yaron Brook argues that racism is evil because it is a form of collectivism and that “colorblind” individualism is the only moral alternative. In the discussion, Yaron touches upon topics such as institutionalized racism in America, the racism of “quotas” and affirmative action, the facts about crime in America and the virtues of Dallas Police Chief David Brown.
At OCON 2015, during a panel on racism, philosopher Gregory Salmieri identified the term “white privilege” as what Ayn Rand called a package deal. His comments shed valuable light on an issue that many find frustrating.
In the ongoing school choice debate we are often bombarded with studies and statistics allegedly showing whether school choice works or not. But one thing that few recognize is how moral ideas shape the debate.