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Venus of the Planets

February 12, 2018 Joy Riding Decades ago at 2:30 a.m. on a back street in La Jolla, I was arrested... Read more...

Man and Nature in The Fountainhead

January 29, 2018 One could describe great literature as being like great architecture: all the elements pull... Read more...

Flight Simulators that Teach Our Young How Not to Fly

January 16, 2018 In 2011, the New York Times posed this question as a headline, “Can a... Read more...

Keeping Your “Should Do’s” In Their Place

December 20, 2017 The holidays will pile on many more “shoulds” on your already full plate. I should do this… I... Read more...

The Temple of Life

December 20, 2017 I stand outside the temple, waiting. Is it holier to be inside? I wonder. My friends are inside.... Read more...

Not #MeToo, but #MeFirst

November 03, 2017 What would you rather be remembered for: “Read my lips” or “Dodge my hands”?  Breaking the... Read more...

FEMA Just Can't Compete with Volunteer Orgs

November 02, 2017 Recently, I’ve been reading and hearing a lot about groups like the Cajun Navy, which rescued... Read more...

David Kelley’s Three Greatest Hits

October 10, 2017 David Kelley is retiring from The Atlas Society, which he founded in 1990 under the name of The... Read more...

Melania Ayn

September 15, 2017 A young woman flees a communist country, works her way to the top of her field, meets the man of... 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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