TOS Blog Update: Taxes, Capitalism, Egoism

Here I link to my recent blog entries for The Objective Standard. See my TOS category for a complete listing of my work for TOS.

I also wrote an article for the Winter 2012–13 issue of the journal, titled, “Sam Harris’s Failure to Formulate a Scientific Morality.” I explain that Harris’s ethics is a form of utilitarianism (and therefore a form of hedonism), and I argue that his case is untenable. Now on the blog items:

December 2, 2012
U.S. President: Let People Keep “Rewards of their Own Industry”

December 4, 2012
Google Deserves Our Gratitude; FTC Deserves Our Condemnation

December 7, 2012
The Moral Cliff

December 14, 2012
Government Destroys Buckyballs, Assaults the Mind

December 16, 2012
It’s a Wonderful Satire (of Government Force)

December 18, 2012
Depardieu Justly Condemns France’s Theft by Taxation

December 19, 2012
The Flawed (Yet Revealing) Legatum Prosperity Index, and the Path to Prosperity

December 20, 2012
How Capitalism Saved the Bees

December 21, 2012
Relative Freedom Unleashes Global Advances

December 23, 2012
Sam Harris Can Sound Like an Egoist; Too Bad He Isn’t One

December 26, 2012
Piers Morgan May Not Recognize Rights, but He Has Them

December 29, 2012
New Technology Promises Electrical Power from Friction

December 31, 2012
“Giving What We Can” Calls for Sacrificing What We Have