Crime visionaries

“Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against… We’re after power and we mean it… There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is… Continue reading Crime visionaries

Temporal Cassandra

From 1959. 26 minutes. From the comments: "Ayn Rand was a time traveler sent to the past to inform the future of its fate." The sad thing is that Mike Wallace was so much better than today's talking heads. For example, Cathy Newman. In hindsight, we know Mike was a Leftist. He may have lacked… Continue reading Temporal Cassandra

California Screamin’

Extract or Die Makers being blamed for political failure. The creation of wealth equated with exploitation. Ayn Rand wrote a book or two about it. Now California is contemplating taxing residents who move away. That's a prelude to capital controls. Human capital. Like North Korea - you can never leave. Statism always goes this way.… Continue reading California Screamin’

Intentionality

I'm re-posting a piece (slightly shortened) from August 2012, because I want to present experimental results supporting its thesis. The evidence comes from psychology professor Jonathan Haidt, referenced in an article from Quillette which is linked and quoted following the re-post, and is worth reading in full. In 2015, Haidt started Heterodox Academy in order… Continue reading Intentionality

Anticipating Hillary

"You may know society is doomed when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by… Continue reading Anticipating Hillary

Liberal Ayn Rand?

At Slate, Beverly Gage asks "Why Is There No Liberal Ayn Rand?" Ask Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan how he became a conservative and he’ll probably answer by citing a book. It might be Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Or perhaps he’ll come up with Friedrich Hayek’s Road to Serfdom, or even Barry Goldwater’s Conscience… Continue reading Liberal Ayn Rand?