Who else has a perspective on Christianity or Ayn Rand’s Objectivism?

You ask some interesting questions about Ayn Rand’s Objectivism and Christianity: the differences and similarities between the two world views, Christian Libertarianism, Christian Anarchism, and Rand’s politics, and my own view. I’ll do my best, in a nutshell. Ayn Rand is a committed atheist. She believes in absolutes, but not in a Giver of absolutes. […]

Who would like this version of paradise?

What are the elements of a collectivist paradise? Here they are: Free healthcare and medical for everyone Free food, clothing, and housing for everyone Only the police have guns Everyone receives these benefits equally Paid for and distributed by the government (tax payers?) The ultimate environment, where all of these “benefits” are realized today, is […]

Who Else Thinks the Role of Government Matters?

At the core of many political debates today (tactical or strategic) is the fundamental question, “What is the proper role of government?” Liberals, progressives, conservatives, libertarians… every political ideology assumes or has concluded something about the role of government. (See my recent interview with Thom Hartmann about a question that I wasn’t prepared for.) The […]

The Time Has Indeed Come!

Governors of 35 states have already filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.  For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire […]

Yaron Brook, from a CNN Post

Consider how just two fundamental ideas have ushered in the modern world. Rewind a scant 600 years, and modern science doesn’t yet exist. Men and women live and die in squalor and filth, largely ignorant of the germs that ravage their bodies and of the natural laws that govern the universe, instead imploring an alleged […]

Stossel

If you didn’t see John Stossel’s special two weeks ago, I recommend it. Several people gave me the heads up, but I forgot to mention that he did a whole show on Ayn Rand. Great feedback from the audience! (which means passionate opinions, but not well informed about Rand and her worldview). Here is the […]

Inflammatory Propaganda Against Rand

 In Bloomberg article (interview) with a Rand biographer, the author says this: For people who are passionate about what seems to me to be an unrealistic view of radical individualism, she makes the strongest possible case.What she lacked was empathy and a sense that there’s a social contract. The interviewer betrays her view in the […]

Moral Issues: Profit vs. Government Regulation, the Weigh-in at Church

Quoted in a  Bloomberg article  entitled “Profit `Not Satanic,’ Barclays Says, After Goldman Invokes Jesus”, several bankers spoke about the compatibility of Christianity and Captialism.  Bankers became too obsessed with short-term gains in a financial crisis that is a “profoundly moral issue,” Lazard’s Costa said in the church of St. Katherine Cree on Oct. 15. […]