Ayn Rand

We are Heading Down a Dangerous Path

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Liberal View

The Crisis Ahead: The U.S. Is No Country for Older Men and Women

The news is not good for millions of aging Baby Boomers and Gen Xers in the United States who are moving closer to retirement age. According to the …

Liberal View

Republicans Say Tax Cuts Are Paul Ryan’s Pope

In September, 2015, House Speaker John Boehner, a devout Catholic, hosted a reception where he met the Pope. The next morning, Boehner announced his …

Politics

Historian Nancy MacLean on the right’s ultimate goal: Rolling back the 20th century - Salon.com

The Republican Party's "tax reform" bill has passed both chambers of Congress. After differences between the House and Senate version are worked out, it will likely soon be signed by President Donald Trump. This legislation is more than a grotesque effort to take money from the poor and working …

U.S. Politics

35 Inspirational Quotes on Creativity

<i>35 inspirational quotes on creativity to feel your soul.</i><p>1. We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.</b> …

Creativity

Getting High In ‘The Lodge’

David Patrick Kelly has starred as the bad guy in all your favorite genre flicks—T-Bird in <i>The Crow</i>, Charlie the Cleaner in <i>John Wick</i>, gang leader …

Cannabis

"Ever More Russians Fleeing Moscow’s Oppression for Ukraine" and other neglected Russian news

The flood of news stories from a country as large, diverse and strange as the Russian Federation often appears to be is far too large for anyone to …

Russia

Wall Street executives push back on tax hit to New Yorkers

Ben McLannahan and James Fontanella-Khan in New York, and Courtney Weaver in Washington<p>December 10, 2017<p>Senior figures on Wall Street are pushing …

Staten Island

Four things to know about the Republican plan to give trillions of dollars to the richest Americans

Corey Robin (previously) wants you to know four things about the Republican plan to add 1.5 trillion dollars to the US debt and transfer trillions …

Ludwig von Mises

The 25 Best Films of 2017 | Feature

Cinema is an art of collaborative effort that speaks implicitly and often explicitly of the values of community, which often seemed in short supply …

Terrence Malick

30 Motivational Quotes on Success

<i>Many try to achieve success, but do we, as a society, have the wrong idea? Here is a round up of 31 motivational quotes on success from people who</i> …

Motivation

“Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better”: How Samuel Beckett Created the Unlikely Mantra That Inspires Entrepreneurs Today

To what writer, besides Ayn Rand, do the business-minded techies and tech-minded businessmen of 21st-century Silicon Valley look for their …

Culture

The coming Republican assault on the safety net

With Republicans looking like they're about to pass their tax bill into law, it's tempting to see it as a lone and perhaps pyrrhic victory amidst a …

U.S. Politics

From under the counter: A weird joke craze trending on Russian Twitter - Russia Beyond

On Dec.7, a popular Russian blogger Mitya Aleshkovsky (@aleshru) shared a funny story that happened to him. A saleswoman at a market overheard "Okean Elzi" (a popular Ukrainian band) playing on his headphones and so she sold him some Ukrainian sausage under the counter.<p>This sparked a flurry of …

Headphones

These Happy Golden Years

Photo illustration by <b>Slate</b>. Image by Thinkstock. The word “dreams” in the subtitle of Caroline Fraser’s new book, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams …

Books

Our Grimm Nation: Libertarian Goldilocks

Once upon a time, there was a young woman named Goldilocks. But, even though Goldilocks’s family was in the top 2% of earners in America, Goldilocks …

American Philosophy

Why The World Can No Longer Ignore Bitcoin

<i>-Analysis-</i><p><b>PARIS</b> — The whole world has been talking about it for over a week, and yet, — admit it — you still don’t quite get what all the Bitcoin …

Bitcoin

FT: Can Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales fix the news?

<i>This report by John Thornhill appeared first in the Financial Times magazine. We’re republishing it with the FT’s permission and you’re welcome to</i> …

World News

Why Silicon Valley treats predators differently - Salon.com

Ripples from the Weinstein Effect have touched one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent. Shervin Pishevar, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with a portfolio that includes high-profile companies like Uber and Airbnb, publicly announced this morning that he will be temporarily stepping down from …

Liberal View

Alt-Right Week: What Is the American Far Right?

Today’s far-right is a congeries of self-identified “Sovereign Citizens” (who, like Walt Whitman, believe they are “entire unto themselves”), “3%ers” …

Jewish Culture

20 Authors I Don’t Have to Read Because I’ve Dated Men for 16 Years

Certain writers — or artists, or film-makers, etc.— are so embedded into their particular cultures that one does need to have consumed their work in …

Literature

Matt Lauer and NBC’s Swinishness Didn’t Start Recently

Posted: Dec 02, 2017 12:01 AM<p>"Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for 'inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace. But when will the top …

Conservative View

Ivo Van Hove Turns Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead” Into a Gusher of Nonsense

Very early in Toneelgroep Amsterdam’s Dutch-language production of <i>The Fountainhead</i> (at BAM through December 2), its hero accidentally torpedoes the …

New York City

There's now a kids' version of "Atlas Shrugged" for your libertarian third grader

Is Harry Potter not entrepreneurial enough?<p>Does Charlie not sufficiently appreciate the economic contributions of the Chocolate Factory?<p>Is there too much sharing in <i>The Giving Tree?</i><p>If you feel fiction for middle schoolers is altogether lacking in its celebration of free-market principles, there’s a …

American Philosophy

Why You Should Encourage Employees to Be 'Selfish'

Selfishness doesn't have to be a negative trait.<p>Earlier this year, <i>The Japan Times</i> reported that three Japanese companies had introduced strikingly different anti-smoking measures. I predict that one of the strategies will work better than the others because it harnesses human "selfishness" more …

Behavior

Review: ‘The New Radical’ Asks, Is It O.K. to Build Your Own Gun?

For such a cerebral documentary, “The New Radical” packs a wicked punch.<p>Cody Wilson, a self-described techno-anarchist, found himself in trouble with the American government after publishing designs online that could be used to create a gun with a 3-D printer. Stopping him raises thorny questions …

George Orwell

A kids’ book wants to teach your children to love Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” - Salon.com

A new book promises to teach your children about the ideology best summed up by philosopher Ayn Rand in her classic tome, "The Virtue of Selfishness."<p>To be fair, this book, called "The Tuttle Twins and the Search for Atlas," actually borrows themes from her infamous novel-slash-doorstop known …

U.S. Politics

Review: ‘The Fountainhead,’ High-Tech, Juicy and Full of Pulp

It is a continuing astonishment to many a sensible adult that anyone who survived adolescence takes Ayn Rand seriously. Yet admirers of this creator of fat, hyperventilating novels, which extolled “the virtue of selfishness” and the capitalist superhero, have filled conservative power lists for …

The Theatre

Propaganda, dirty-tricks cheaters and "prodigal" Boehners

The Honest Ads Act, introduced last week by Democratic senators Mark Warner of Virginia and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, would require online …

John Boehner

Arby’s Announces Plan to Acquire More Meats

The protein-lovers who run Arby’s will buy sports-bar chain Buffalo Wild Wings for a cool $2.9 billion, the two companies announced today. These are …