Archive | September, 2008

Ayn Rand Institute Lets Us Read Some More Rand!

Ayn Rand ARI has once again taken some baby steps into the 21st century by making available online a few more of the works they’re supposedly trying to promote, including Rand’s essays “The Objectivist Ethics” (probably her most important article), “Introducing Objectivism,” “An Answer for Businessmen,” “Man’s Rights,” “Collectivized ‘Rights’,” and “The Nature of Government” (this last is Rand’s only serious discussion of anarchism) as well as some Rand audio files (lectures and interviews).


I just noticed that, despite the absence of any warning to this effect, the online text of “The Objectivist Ethics” is not complete; it’s just the first few pages of the article. I haven’t checked the others yet, but beware. And if it still needed saying: DON’T TRUST ARI.

Six of One

You’d better have one hell of a plan, Michael.

– from tonight’s show, but it could
really be the tagline for the whole series


Tonight was the season premiere of Prison Break. For the spoiler-averse, I’ve buried my thoughts in the comments section.

In Thickness and in Health

Charles Johnson announces today that his article Libertarianism Through Thick and Thin has just been published in The Freeman. (Actually I noticed the link posted on his other site a few days ago when I was looking for something else, but this time I refrained from scooping him – though I did link to the piece in a comment.) Charles plans to post a longer version in a few weeks.

The left-libertarian quest for world domination continues ….


As far as I can tell from the tv news the past few days, there are only two things happening anywhere in the world:

1. There’s a hurricane.

2. Some people are running for president.

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