Ayn Rand

Jungian Psychology in Wiccan Study | Circle of the Wild Wood

<b>Jung and Wicca</b><p><b>Myths, Archetypes and Fantasy in Wicca</b><p>(Contributions from Jungian Psychology and Pagan Fiction)<p>by Merlyn<p><b>Introduction</b><p>During the first …

Spirituality

Stossel: Ayn Rand–The Author People Love to Hate

60 years ago today, <i>Atlas Shrugged</i> was published. The novel still sells 100,000 copies a year.But not everyone will celebrate the book's anniversary. …

American Philosophy

Did the Indians Understand the Concept of Private Property?

By: Ryan McMaken <br>One of Ayn Rand's most notorious claims is that Europeans and their descendants were justified in driving Indian tribes off their …

Austrian Economics

From Middlemarch to King Richard III: 15 of the best political novels and plays

Fiction and drama hold a mirror to the virtues and vices of an age. Here’s our pick of the best<p>Read the rest of the Observer’s 100 political books series here<p><b>Native Son by</b> Richard Wright (1940)<p>Richard Wright wrote to his friend William Faulkner that black and white Americans were engaged in a “war …

Literature

Billionaires and the Books that Changed their Lives

There are many entrepreneurs who credit their success to novels and books written by great authors.<p>Books have the power to change perspectives. For entrepreneurs, books help them figure out their start-up journey and many a times, be it through a kindle or a hard copy, prove to be mentors. …

Self-improvement

Using Negative Collectivist Generalities to Accuse Libertarians of Indulging Negative Collectivist Generalities

There has been a lot of talk during this long and dreary summer, here and elsewhere, about the connections (or lack thereof) between libertarianism …

Austrian Economics

Megan McArdle has a lot of bad ideas

And, unfortunately, the Bloomberg columnist publishes five times a week.<p><i>Bloomberg View</i>’s Megan McArdle is perhaps one of the worst living writers. …

American Philosophy

Farewell TAP, Dumping Ayn Rand, Sewing a Button

On my mind: this what I have been hit with while renting cars this summer in Seattle. All those day rentals earning 4,000 United miles with Hertz …

American Philosophy

Could Trump Betray His Party on Taxes Next?

Yesterday, President Trump said something peculiar about the tax plan Republicans will soon unveil. “The rich will not be gaining at all with this …

Politics

'Don't Google Google, Googling Google is wrong', says Google

If you want to write developer documentation like a Google hotshot, you'd better kill “kill”, junk “jank” and unlearn “learnings”.<p>Those are just a …

American Philosophy

The Aesthete: Dean Gomilsek-Cole talks more personal taste

<b>My style icon</b> is Michael Caine. My grandfather used to let me stay up late watching films when I was a boy, and <i>The Ipcress File</i> really stuck in my …

American Philosophy

Trump's teamwork with Democrats is all about winning in Washington

This week, President Trump let the entire world know that New York’s Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerRSC Chairman: Harvey aid could be …

Elections

Forrest Claypool and Karen Lewis share an unlikely love of Ayn Rand

It's no secret that Chicago Teachers Union president <b>Karen Lewis</b> and Chicago Public Schools CEO <b>Forrest Claypool</b> don't see eye to eye on much.<p>But Lewis revealed this week that she and her fellow Democrat share an unlikely appreciation of literature, specifically the writing of ... libertarian poster …

Chicago

The Republicans aren’t just losing. Big government is winning.

Republicans are seething about the fact that President Trump just agreed with Democrats to pair a Hurricane Harvey relief package with a three-month extension of the debt ceiling and a bill to fund the government for the same amount of time, instead of the 18-month extension of the debt ceiling the …

Opinion

All the Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started College

We asked the most educated guy we have on the roster for wisdom.<p>As part of the modern era's tragic first attempt to design a new and better world, the French government created a new calendar that put the New Year in September. This has always appealed to me, since 12 years of grade school and …

Women's News

‘It’s the Gospel of Ayn Rand’: Son of Evangelist Eviscerates Joel Osteen’s ‘Prosperity Gospel’ Greed

The son of a famous theologian and evangelist ripped into “prosperity gospel” pastor Joel Osteen, saying his disastrous decision to deny help to the …

Faith

The Obscure Economist Silicon Valley Billionaires Should Dump Ayn Rand For

He lived almost 200 years ago, but Henry George’s theories might have something to offer people who want to put their money to good use today.<p>So, you’re a Silicon Valley billionaire and you’ve already got the private plane. What you need next is a philosophy, something to live by, and to help …

American Philosophy

How America Lost Its Mind

The nation’s current post-truth moment is the ultimate expression of mind-sets that have made America exceptional throughout its history.<p><i>“You are entitled to your own opinion,</i><p><i>— Daniel Patrick Moynihan</i><p><b>—</b><p><i>“We risk being the first people in history to have been</i><p><i>— Daniel J. Boorstin,</i> The Image: A Guide …

Polling

Libertarianism, Individualism, and Racism

There’s been some talk this week about a few people who once called themselves libertarians and have now turned up in alt-right circles, at the …

Conservative View

What Are Sound Weapons?

Attacks on Americans in Cuba are calling attention to how inaudible sound waves can alter moods and perceptions.<p>Earlier this month the U.S. State Department disclosed that several Havana-based diplomats have experienced “incidents which have caused a variety of physical symptoms.” Secretary Rex …

Hearing Loss

Celebrating the Legacy of BioShock on its 10-year Anniversary - BLARB

In Charles Onyett’s original review for <i>BioShock</i> — which this month is celebrating its 10-year anniversary — he predicted that the video game was “the …

Books

The Spell That Rowling Casts

Every time Donald Trump, or any other great white bigot who presumes to be the leader of the civilized West, expose themselves for the racists that …

Harry Potter

Violent Tribalism on Display in Charlottesville

Posted: Aug 17, 2017 12:01 AM<p>When it comes to political violence such as we witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, there are no …

Racism

Jared Russell, “Nietzsche and the Clinic: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, Metaphysics” (Karnac, 2017)

While I was in college, undergrads reeking of stale coffee and cigarettes paraded on gothic quads with flannel armor, black-rimmed glasses, messenger …

Friedrich Nietzsche

No, Conservatives Did Not Fire James Damore from His Google Job

The Left pushes an argument that amounts to a bully’s taunt.<p>When you think about it, it was conservatives’ fault that Google engineer James Damore …

Conservative View

7 books Sonam Kapoor really wants you to read

Sonam's hobbies extend beyond fashion<p>If Sonam Kapoor's <i>Koffee With Karan</i> interviews are anything to go by, she's tried to drop a hint that she's not …

Sonam Kapoor

Here's Why Travel Makes You A Better Writer

I was recently reminded of one of my favorite pieces of writing I’ve stumbled across yet this year: The Eureka Hunt, written by Jonah Lehrer for <i>The New Yorker</i> back in 2008. The Eureka Hunt, at its core, is all about the insight process: why we have insights, why we don’t, and how to optimize our …

Education

10 Sunday Reads

My easy like Sunday morning reads: • Wall Street, Climbing Sharply, Skips Washington’s ‘Soap Opera’ (New York Times) • Can We Use Volatility to …

New York Times

If Trump Were a Fictional Character, These Would Be The Critiques

Do you find yourself wondering on a regular basis lately “Is this real? <i>Or am I only dreaming?</i>” and then getting the Bangles song stuck in your head …

Writing

I Keep Confusing Ayn Rand and Jesus

I keep confusing Ayn Rand and Jesus. It’s not cool, I know, but cut me some slack. “Judge not,” as I think Ayn Rand once said.Being a Republican is …

Humor