Now appearing, in my study…

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, […]

Keynes v Hayek: Round 2

The continuing debate between the economic philosophies of Keynes and Hayek is being played out in our political discussions about the economy, and the actions that surround them. I have attached Round 2 ( here: This video is a sequel to an earlier version ( Become a fan! Visit

One of the worst opinion articles I have read…

It has been a while since I have read an article so misguided. Nicolaus Mills seems like an intelligent person, but he seems oblivious to his philosophical bias. I appreciate his appeal for patriotism. He assumes that his readers will desire patriotism, and I like that. But he presumes that he or anyone else is […]

Not Much Substance in Tyler Cowen’s Review

In response to the release of the trailer last week, Tyler Cowen‘s post tried to be provocative: Apart looking like a bad movie, I found this jarring. It should be in black and white, or muted colors, with the palate and overall look of a Visconti film. It has some Art Deco architecture (good), but […]

Tax Cuts Illustrated

Thanks for your patience with the inordinate number of posts lately. I am experimenting with some new delivery methods, and hoping to capture more of the cross-talk between “Ayn Rand” mentions on Christian sites and “Christian” mentions on Objectivist sites. Neutral to those two worldviews, take the time to watch this. Brief, clear, and well […]

Lessons from Aristotle

A great article from I think the author hits more than one chord straight on. Martin Sandbu is the lead writer for FT’s economics. His book Just Business: Arguments in Business Ethics has just been published by Prentice Hall. I am delighted to say that I think he nails it! Excellent advice for bankers and business leaders […]

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 […]

A Scene from Atlas Shrugged

The scene is drinks with some of Rand’s most loathsome characters: James Taggart, Orren Boyle, Wesley Mouch, Paul Larkin. While the set in the picture looks lively and exciting, I feel like the mood in Atlas Shrugged was dour and negative. Through their conversation, we see the mindset that Rand deplores. At times, their comments […]

The Taggart Boardroom

Atlas Shrugged enthusiasts will remember that Nathaniel Taggart founded Taggart Transcontinental and set up the company’s headquarters in New York. In the upcoming movie version of Atlas Shrugged (Part 1), the scene of the boardroom is portrayed with the set pictured to the left. I didn’t see this particular set, but it is the scene […]