Big tech companies are digging their own graves with their ingratitude toward the economic liberty that allowed them to become the richest c
tesla.jpgIf you’re like me, you cheered the announcement by SpaceX head Elon Musk that his company plans to send two people on a slingshot
If you have a burning interest in morality, is it immoral to steal a book on it? Well that’s not exactly what Joanne Hall did. But she did..
Hardcore anti-Communist Ayn Rand was, to the surprise of many who did not live through those days, not a fan of hardcore anti-Communist Rona
Ray Dalio, who runs the world’s largest hedge fund, recently penned “Reflections on Trump’s Presidency” in which he urged that “Regarding...
We all know that GOP Rep. Paul Ryan likes Ayn Rand. Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan -- who recently lost his bid to unseat Nancy Pelosi as his party
On August 6, 1945 the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, hoping to end World War II quickly and avoid the......
Do you want to be smarter, healthier, and live longer? Remarkably, a new Pew survey found that most Americans answer “No!” if it requires...
Quick quiz: If you jack up the price of something, do you think people will buy more or less of it? Apparently, the obvious answer “Less!”..
Seventy years ago Ayn Rand, thankful for finding refuge in the United States from the totalitarian Soviet Union, wrote a short essay series
A conversation I had a dozen years ago in Hungary about that country’s milk helps explain why the British voted to leave the European Union.
The term “father figure” expresses the influence and example that a pater familias has on most of us. Ayn Rand’s father was born Zelman...
When I was a kid, celebrations of birthdays and other personal milestones were modest. Family, a few friends, a few gifts, fun. But now I
Science fiction reflects our hopes and fears for the future and, at its best, it offers an elixir of inspiration. On viewing the 1956 film F
On Memorial Day, Americans honor those who died in their country’s wars. But the key to stopping deaths in wars—and the wars that regimes
My 5-year-old daughters were very excited. My wife had taken them to the craft store to buy T-shirts with sketches on them that they could c
It’s hard to say, because the book is so interdisciplinary. The short answer is: Ayn Rand and cities. iUniverse, the publisher, requires au
In the late 1970s I attended an Objectivist lecture in New York where Ayn Rand answered questions. After the event wrapped, I walked toward
I don’t know who determined that May 20 should be “Be a Millionaire Day,” though it is a good idea. I do know that most people’s ideologies
Emma Morano, age 116, is the last person alive born in the nineteenth century. New cutting-edge technologies could mean that more than a few
AN INTERVIEW WITH NENA WHITFIELD OF LADIES FOR LIBERTY ALLIANCE
On the anniversary of Israel's founding on May 14 1948, we can turn to Ayn Rand for insights about why such an economically successful......
The Italian Supreme Court has ruled that stealing small amounts of food out of desperation “does not constitute a crime.” The adverse moral
April 28 was “Take your daughters to work day,” and I did! (I hope all you parents took your sons along as well!) My five-year-old fraternal
A Harvard survey found that only 42% of 18 to 29 year olds support capitalism. The good news of sorts is that only 33% support socialism....
The Nazis used concrete to build gas chambers so they could exterminate six million Jews. But an aspiration different from that of the Gazan
On the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, my high school class traveled to the Mall in D.C. to mark the occasion. Me? I skipped the trip
The Los Angeles Times recently highlighted a study published in Heart, a British Medical Journal publication, that found loneliness can...
First, move Tax Day from April 15 to November 1 so it will never be more than a week from a national election.Have you ever noticed how Tax
On Tax Day in the United States, productive individuals are punished for being productive, even as their tormentors demand that they produce
If you’ve shut your eyes at the ugly spectacle of political and cultural decline around you, look in the right direction and you’ll see what
Space enthusiasts mark April 12th as “Yuri’s Night Out,” a celebration of the first human in space: Yuri Gagarin orbited the Earth in 1961..
In 2013, uber-entrepreneur Elon Musk open sourced his idea for a Hyperloop transportation system that could cut a six hour car or train trip
When Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law requiring all employers to pay workers at least $15 per hour, he unbelievably acknowledged that “Economic
Sometimes you might tell a little white lie because you don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings. But the lies often end in tragedy...
President Obama seems to blame the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict on, of all things, Israel’s prosperity. Not only is Obama wrong..
Andy Grove was one of the founders of Intel, the company that invented the microprocessor—the "computer-on-a-chip" that runs most of the
The popular Disney kid-flick Zootopia does something unusual for Hollywood: it takes a swipe at government...
Krugman argues that there is a consensus among economists that returning to the gold standard is a bad idea. Rather, he believes that it is
If you want to celebrate human progress, you can light up the world, symbolically and literally, at Human Achievement Hour. On Saturday...
Five years ago at the hospital, the joy of holding my newborn daughters in my arms was momentarily disrupted when I was asked to free up a..
Transhumanism Australia, a non-profit that promotes education in science and technology, has marked March 1 as “Future Day.” It wants this..
The passing of this conservative Supreme Court Justice has set off a political firestorm in a year already burning with conflict. GOP...
Ed Hudgins weighs in on some of Bernie Sander's stances. "Bernie Sanders is on a jihad against 'extremely greedy and selfish financiers'"...
The Force Awakens recycles plot elements, scenarios, reveals, bar scenes, Death Stars, and surviving characters from the original trilogy
Genetic engineering is on an exponential growth path. In 2001 the cost of sequencing a human-sized genome was about $100 million. By 2007...
A Space Odyssey again on the big screen. That’s the best way to see this visually stunning cinematic poem, like I saw it during its...
If you’re a fan of Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder and digital age revolutionary, you might find Steve Jobs the movie a bit hard to take...
The audience for the first Democratic presidential primary debate was not just the party faithful. It was the low-information voters. And...
In New Hampshire—the primo primary state!—the Republican Liberty Caucus’s annual conference is a battlefield in the civil war within the GOP
The Martian, from director Ridley Scott, is an exciting film about an astronaut stranded on the Red Planet. It celebrates the heroism that
A young girl was recently interviewed on TV about her encounter with Pope Francis on his visit to the United States. She cried with joy as
The second GOP presidential debates (held September 16, 2015) were grueling affairs: four candidates for nearly two hours and eleven others
Robots are special types of machines. They’re programmed electro-mechanical devices that perform various physical functions, ideally better
If the winner of the kiddie-table GOP debate were rewarded a seat at the adult table, Carly Fiorina would be feasting on hot turkey with...
Dan Price, the CEO of credit card processing company Gravity Payments, recently set a minimum salary of $70,000 for everyone at his company.
It’s more than ironic that as socialist economies, led by Greece, collapse, Democrats in America are infatuated by Vermont Sen. Bernie...
Our country was established in 1776 on the premise that we all are endowed “with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life...
As work in robotics and merging man and machine accelerates, we can expect more movies on this theme. Some, like Transcendence, will be
Carly Fiorina is the latest longshot to join the Republican presidential primary field. But whatever her prospects may be, she brings two..
The rioting in Baltimore represents criminal culture writ large. It is what happens every day on a smaller scale in poor minority...
A recent Washington Post feature documents the “Tech titans’ latest project: Defy death. “ Peter Thiel, PayPal co-founder and venture....
Barack Obama is pushing for a nuclear weapons agreement with Iran because he believes “the more people interact with open societies, the
It is again Human Achievement Hour! On March 28, celebrate all that the modern world offers us as a result of the efforts of the human mind!
Using Pew data, McElwee acknowledges that Millennials [those born after 1980] “are indeed less likely than baby boomers to say that more....
In a Politico article Sean McElwee of Demos argues that, in the words of his title, “ Millennials Are More Racist Than You Think .” In fact
A Bloomberg Markets piece on “Google Ventures and the Search for Immortality” documents how the billions of dollars Maris invests each year.
LaSusa tells us that stating with a military coup in 2009 Honduras has had a succession of governments that have sought the “privatization
The anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp is now marked as Holocaust Remembrance Day .The Jewish survivors who.....
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In his 2015 State of the Union speech, President Obama counted on the American people being too ignorant to see that he was offering the
We took hope at the sight of French President Francoise Hollande marching in solidarity with dozens of world leaders to denounce the Islamic
The murders of French journalists by Islamist jihadists make clear even to the dogmatically self-blinded that the values of the modern world
Friends of freedom have lost a friend. Martin Anderson, 78, a Hoover Institution scholar and policy advisor to presidents, has passed away.
I first met Nathaniel Branden, who passed away this morning, in fall 1983. I had successfully passed my Ph.D. oral defense of dissertation..
Are you, like me, pro-immigrant and in favor of a path to legal residency for illegal immigrants? If you are, you nevertheless must
For the GOP the election was the easy part. The Republicans beat the party of Barack Obama, whose policies have been abject failures...
Some 5,000 demonstrators in Minneapolis denounced the Washington Redskins’ team name just before the team’s game with the Minnesota Vikings.
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GOP Chair Reince Priebus has released his party’s “ Principles for American Renewal .” By coincidence, Grover Norquist, longtime political
Atlas Summit 2014 -- In Atlas Shrugged John Galt is a mysterious presence that seems to be destroying the world. But, in fact, Galt is
Recently Zoltan Istvan, author of the provocative book The Transhumanist Wager, called for “regulation that restricts religious indoctrinati
Atlas Shrugged Part III, the concluding installment of the film trilogy of Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel, is now in theaters. Its producers are on
Illinois is well-known for corrupt Democratic governors and government. Sadly, establishment Republicans are joining in the sleazy moral...
Zoltan Istvan, author of the"License provocative novel The Transhumanist Wager (I’ll review it soon), recently suggested in Wired that...
The death of entertainer Robin Williams has again brought to public discussion the serious matter of suicide.Robin Williams hope for those
Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, recently spoke at the “ Rebooting Congress, Causes and Campaigns 2014 ” conference in Silicon Valley...
Television newscasts over the past week have featured videos of corpses, including the bodies of children, piled in hospitals and morgues
On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first human beings to land and walk on the Moon. Armstrong is no longer with us
In retaliation, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Serbia’s ally Russia declared war on Austria-Hungary. Austria-Hungary’s ally Germany
Establishment Republicans are in shock over the Virginia primary loss by GOP House majority leader Eric Cantor at the hands of Dave Brat
GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says that Republicans “have often lost sight of the fact that our average voter is not John Galt.
My late Uncle “Boots” Van Pelt was almost killed 70 years ago. He went ashore on Omaha Beach with the 29th Infantry Division on D-Day....
In another skirmish in the GOP’s civil war, Ken Blackwell recently linked mass killings with same-sex unions. This is why, in spite of the..
I’m a big fan of the Cosmos reboot series, just as I was of the Carl Sagan original. But the host Neil deGrasse Tyson recently stumbled very
When Israel declared its independence 66 years ago, pursuant to a UN resolution, David Ben Gurion promised the new state “will ensure
Pope Francis’s Easter message included a prayer to “Help us to overcome the scourge of hunger, aggravated by conflicts and by the immense
April 11, 2014 – In Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, we finally have a Republican who recognizes that illegal immigration can be a hig
rs are straight. Obama and his cronies are growing government control over every aspect of our lives and these are the issues that these
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