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Ayn Rand and the Bill of Rights

December 11, 2018 On December 15, 1791, the United States Congress ratified the Bill of Rights, the first ten... Read more...

Ayn Rand and Contemporary Business Ethics, Part 1

December 10, 2018 This four-part series by The Atlas Society Senior Scholar Stephen Hicks, Ph.D is a... Read more...

Ayn Rand and Altruism, Part 2

December 10, 2018 In my last essay, I summarized some leading ideas of Auguste Comte, who coined the word “altruism”... Read more...

Ayn Rand and Altruism, Part 1

December 04, 2018 On 4 July 1943, Ayn Rand wrote to John C. Gall, a conservative attorney and fan of The... Read more...

Drinks with Friends

December 03, 2018 On December 5, 1933, Congress ratified the 21st Amendment and repealed Prohibition. While Ayn Rand... Read more...

What Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us All About Life

November 26, 2018 We often think of entrepreneurs as larger-than-life characters. They take big risks. They make... Read more...

Filming The Fountainhead

November 26, 2018 In the fall of 1943, Warner Brothers paid Ayn Rand $50,000 for the movie rights to The... Read more...

The Courage to Face a Lifetime

November 20, 2018 Ayn Rand recognized the important role music played in Western culture: “To the Western man, music... Read more...

Fighting Words: Ayn Rand and the Military

November 12, 2018 Ayn Rand had no love for war.  In a journal entry from 1946 she recognized that war was the... 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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