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Detecting Value Judgments in Painting

January 14, 2019 A few years ago I read the book What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand  (Open... Read more...

Spring Flower

January 10, 2019 Editor’s Note: In The Writers Series this month we feature another contemporary novel informed... Read more...

The Art World: Money is *not* the problem

January 04, 2019 A soul-searching article by exasperated art critic Jerry Saltz. How does the art world live with... Read more...

On the Telephone

January 03, 2019 W. S. Gifford, the president of the American Telephone & Telegraph Company, called London on... Read more...

Ayn Rand and Contemporary Business Ethics, Part Four

December 27, 2018 Ayn Rand’s Ethics, Part Four According to Rand, ethics is based on the requirements of life. That... Read more...

Ayn Rand and Altruism, Part 5

December 27, 2018 In “Benevolence versus Altruism” (The Objectivist Newsletter, July 1962), Nathaniel... Read more...

First Notes for The Strike

December 27, 2018 On January 1, 1945, Ayn Rand opened her journal and began writing notes for her fourth novel. She... Read more...

Ayn Rand and Contemporary Business Ethics, Part Three

December 26, 2018 Consequences of the Dualism: Target Inequalities, Part Three In all most traditional ethical... Read more...

Ayn Rand and Altruism, Part 4

December 26, 2018 In “Conservatism: An Obituary” (an article based on a lecture delivered at Princeton University in... Read more...

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How can you make sense of competing claims to rights?
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Welfare rights vs. liberty rights
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A capitalist society is based on the recognition and protection of individual rights.
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Taking intellectual aim at the ideas that inspire Islamists.
"If freedom is to survive and flourish, we need a fourth revolution, a moral revolution, that establishes the moral right of the individual to live for himself."
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