Ayn Rand, one of the most influential pro-liberty minds of the 20th century, was born 118 years ago today. Considered to be a novelist and philosopher in equal measure, she promoted Objectivism, her philosophical system, through many works of both fiction and nonfiction.
Although now under siege, Hong Kong still shines as an example of what a well-built city-state can be. Its development should be used as an example and a guide toward realizing what is possible.
Advocating for liberty is both idealistic and realistic. What is it that makes liberty “work” in a way that central planning cannot?
Soylent Green (1973), a dystopian sci-fi movie, depicts a world suffering from overpopulation, climate change, and extreme inequality, where the rich exploit and own the poor, who survive on the evil Soylent Corporation’s processed plankton. As 2022, the year in which Soylent Green was set, has now passed, the movie’s grim predictions of overpopulation have proven misguided.
Uncover how NIMBYism is driving the housing crisis, as residents use the power of the state to restrict development and reduce housing supply. Learn how this phenomenon is exacerbating affordability and accessibility issues for many individuals and families…
Bitcoin, an innovative, decentralized digital currency, faces significant criticism over its perceived negative environmental impact. However, it is no enemy of the environment. Here’s how it can be part of the future of clean energy…
In the 14 years since the Genesis Block, the first set of 50 BTCs, was mined in January 2009, Bitcoin’s profile and impact on the global economy has increased exponentially. Hundreds of millions of people around the world have begun to recognize the merits of the truly revolutionary concept of a decentralized peer-to-peer currency.
Looking for a way to combine entertainment with thought-provoking ideas? Check out our list of ten movies every libertarian should watch…
There are books that every libertarian should read and books every libertarian has read, but those circles don’t perfectly overlap. Here are 13 diverse book recommendations for well-rounded thinkers…
While inflation continues to severely impact the financial security of Americans, the IRS has warned business owners that they are legally obligated to report financial transactions of over $600 made through payment facilitators such as Venmo, CashApp, and PayPal.
The philosophy involved in Rob Your Neighbor, a game many families play at Christmas that involves buying generic gifts to be chosen at random, mirrors the public model of taxation.
While the Federal Reserve prints more money to buy more things for the political establishment, the rest of us work to provide them with the resources they need for less pay in terms of purchasing power. So what can we do about it? Can we create alternatives to the Federal Reserve System?
In this video, Part 2 of 2, Professor Davies answers some of the web’s most-Googled questions about economics. While these questions might seem basic, the answers are anything but. In fact, they get to the heart of not only economics but also touch on philosophy, politics, and sociology. ️🔥 CHECK OUT PART 1 ️🔥 ️For […]
While true hyperinflation does not happen often, it’s always good to know the measures you could take to overcome the challenges presented by hyperinflation if ever it occurs in your country (and the chances are never quite zero.)
In this video, Part 1 of 2, Professor Davies answers some of the web’s most-Googled questions about economics. While these questions might seem basic, the answers are anything but. In fact, they get to the heart of not only economics but also touch on philosophy, politics, and sociology. Be sure to subscribe and ring the […]
The socialism vs. capitalism debate is tired and stale. If you look at any media on the topic, you’ll find people rehearsing the same, boring arguments. “Socialism doesn’t work because human nature is flawed! Socialism doesn’t work because nobody would be incentivized to work! Socialism is inefficient!” Of course, these statements are true. However, they are not convincing for those who don’t believe them. Next time you find yourself into a debate, use these arguments to tackle the root cause of what you’re discussing…
in economics, unlike in math, constant relations not only are not possible, but can’t exist. Because economics involves the behavior of human beings, not numbers or inanimate objects.
Sadly, the one-horned rhinoceros is under threat from poaching and is classified as a vulnerable species. While the medical use of rhino horn has been illegal since 1993, poaching rhinos for their horns is still an ongoing problem. Solutions are urgently needed to save Assam’s rhinos. Here is how free markets can help…
Why have socialist ideas become so attractive again, despite the fact that all socialist experiments, without exception, have failed over the past 100 years? The 2019 book by Dr. Kristian Niemietz, ‘Socialism: The Failed Idea That Never Dies,’ provides convincing answers.
The United Nations recently announced that the world’s population is now estimated to have reached 8 billion — up from 7 billion as recently as 2011. This latest milestone has seen renewed alarmism from those who believe that the planet is already overpopulated.But is population growth really such a threat to humanity? There are many reasons to believe that, quite the opposite, population growth actually amplifies opportunities for tackling humanity’s greatest challenges.
As long as half of the country believes that inflation is caused by the war in Ukraine, COVID, corporate profits, or that inflation like this is new and temporary, there will never be proper solutions. At best, it will be viewed as one of those random problems we must deal with when we have a crisis. At worst, policies like price controls and other government interventions will gain steam. Instead, we must move to cure inflation with more liberty.
Today, after record prices hit the everyday goods Americans use – food, housing, gas; everyone is familiar with the I-word. However, Americans are struggling to understand how inflation happens and why it matters so much.
It is clear that more prudent and proactive statecraft is needed; a doctrine that accepts that the sword cannot solve every problem and a retreat from world affairs will only leave space for uncertainty. Rather, the US should embrace the prospect of working alongside diverse partners to make the world more resilient to the forces that seek to undermine free societies.
Objectivism is consistently mischaracterized and stereotyped in popular media, and is blamed as responsible for any right-leaning political development. Here are five common myths that you may have heard about Ayn Rand.