By Gary Galles | Tuesday February 2, 2016 at 7:00 AM PST | Comments Off on On Her 111th Birthday, Ayn Rand on Individual Rights, Liberty, and Government
Few people have been more controversial than Alisa Rosenbaum. But few have heard that name, because the apoplectic responses are reserved for the new name she gave herself after she left Russia for America—Ayn Rand. Some people are devotees of everything Rand. Others use her name as a pejorative. Still others find some of...
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Tags: Ayn Rand, C.S. Lewis, capitalism, Free Market, individual rights, individualism, Liberty, Natural Law, natural rights
By David J. Theroux | Sunday October 11, 2009 at 10:36 AM PST | 20 Comments
James Montanye’s recent posting on reciprocal rights theory and altruism provides the standard evolutionary biological (evo-devo) view, but as such fails to explain pure altruism or “radical altruism” and is inadequate to defend any consistent system of political economy and morality, including natural law and natural rights, individual liberty and the rule of law....
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Tags: altruism, Alvin Plantinga, Austrian School of Economics, C. S. Lewis, Civil Liberties, Civil Society, Darwin, determinism, Economics, evo-devo, evolutionary argument against naturalism, Free Market, free will, Freud, Hobbes, Hume, individual liberty, Law, Marx, materialism, Morality, Natural Law, natural rights, naturalism, Personal Liberty, Philosophy, Plato, properly basic knowledge, Property Rights, reason, reciprocal rights, reductionism, Religion, Science, Socrates, subjectivism, substance dualism, thomism, Utilitarianism, Warrant and Proper Function
By Anthony Gregory | Tuesday July 28, 2009 at 9:52 AM PST | 5 Comments
Writes Jonah Goldberg: [L]et us consider how President Obama’s health-care bill would work. An official body—staffed with government doctors, actuaries, economists and other experts—will determine which treatments, procedures and remedies are cost-effective and which are not. Then it will decide which ones will get paid for, and which won’t. Democrats call this “cost-controls.” But...
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Tags: health care, Healthcare, Jonah Goldberg, Natural Law, natural rights, Personal Liberty, Property Rights