If you start from a belief that the most knowledgeable person on earth does not have even one percent of the total knowledge on earth, that shoots down social engineering, economic central planning, judicial activism and innumerable other ambitious notions favored by the political left.
Gallop's results are in. The question is “What is the role of the Federal government in providing healthcare to all Americans?” Simple enough. And the results are not surprising, but they should be noticed. The graph shows the percent of Americans that say the government is NOT responsible for ensuring all Americans have healthcare coverage. […]
Dennis Miller interviews Mark David Henderson on The Dennis Miller Radio Show. You may have seen it already, but The Dennis Miller Show this week! (Actually, it was recorded, so I have a pretty good idea what we're “going to talk about.”) Before I went on the show, I was anticipating… And, I'm a little […]
Even though Christopher Hitchens blasts both Christians and followers of Ayn Rand, he is a brilliant communicator and worthy of respect. As a follow-up to last week’s post, we are including the same video and discussing his points in more detail. Description of Hitchen’s Case He shares his logic around why the monotheist's (particularly the […]
Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds man's life–the life proper to a rational being–as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature, with the creative requirements of his survival, and with a free society.
At the CATO Institute, author Mark David Henderson says “a conversation between Ayn Rand and Christianity may have many outcomes, but at least one of them should be understanding one another.” The barriers that exist between adherents of each world view cannot be broken down unless we first engage, and second, understand. Misconceptions abound… I […]
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
Last week’s “Chart of the Week” discussed why the cost of U.S. debt (to the taxpayer) will double in the next five years and triple in ten. One of the factors that could take that number even higher is the level of interest rates. Of course, interest rates could theoretically go the other way and […]
St. Patrick's Cathedral and Atlas on Fifth Avenue. What a scene! I am delighted to report that a substantially larger, poster version of the thumbnail contained in this post, now appears in my den, across from my desk. It inspires me to write about the conversation that is, and should continue, taking place. The conversation, […]