TOS Blog Update: Jesus, Capitalism, Political Controls

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.

March 3, 2013
The Fruits of Capitalism Are All Around Us

March 7, 2013
Minimum Wage Laws: Economically Harmful Because Immoral

March 8, 2013
More Evidence of the Failure of Government Schools (and the Solution)

March 11, 2013
Judge Properly Tosses New York City Soda Ban

March 12, 2013
Guns: Legislation Should be Based on Individual Rights, not Group Averages

March 16, 2013
Thomas Friedman Embraces Keystone Extortion

March 20, 2013
Cyprus Rejects One Form of Theft, Leaves Others Intact

March 22, 2013
The Real Purpose of Central Banks

March 22, 2013
With Abortion Ban Proposal, Rand Paul Assaults Rights and Aids Democrats

March 23, 2013
With Budget Plan, Senate Would Increase Rights Violations, Economic Destruction

March 25, 2013
Contra Michael Tanner, Government’s Size is Not the Proper Focus for Advocates of Liberty

March 28, 2013
What’s Wrong with Stomping on “Jesus”?

March 30, 2013
As Some Filipinos Try to Die, One Tries to Live

TOS Blog Update: Taxes, Hathaway, Abortion, Obama

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February 17, 2013
Fetuses Don’t Have Rights; Pregnant Women Do; This Distinction is Crucial

February 20, 2013
The Importance of Protocols for Living Well and Avoiding Problems

February 22, 2013
Is Africa the Next Beneficiary of the Industrial Revolution?

February 25, 2013
Anne Hathaway’s Hard Work is No Sacrifice

February 26, 2013
Zero Dark Thirty Actors Bring Attention to Doctor Imprisoned for Helping Kill Bin Laden

March 1, 2013
Don’t Expand Sales Taxes, Abolish Them

TOS Blog Update: Obama, Art, Machines

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February 4, 2013
To Curse Machines is to Curse the Mind

February 5, 2013
The Burgeoning Micro-Production Revolution

February 8, 2013
PJ Media’s Walter Hudson Previews Bernstein-D’Souza Debate on Christianity

February 10, 2013
Interview: Linda Cordair on the Importance of Art in the Workplace

February 12, 2013
The State of Obama

TOS Blog Update: Guns, Abortion, Taxes, Rights

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January 22, 2013
Obama’s Second Inaugural Address vs. What Made America Great

January 25, 2013
America’s Suicidal Foreign Policy

January 25, 2013
Anti-Abortion Crusade is Anti-Life, Anti-Rights, Anti-Reason

January 28, 2013
Gun Restrictions Punish the Rational and Responsible for Acts of the Irrational and Irresponsible

January 29, 2013
Condemn Rights-Violating Policies, Not Garlic Smugglers

January 30, 2013
Cass Sunstein and the “Second Bill of Rights” Seek to Obliterate Rights

TOS Blog Update: Self-Defense, Star Trek, Taxes

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January 2, 2013
Senators, Representatives—and Americans Who Voted for Them—to Blame for Increased Spending and Tax Hikes

January 4, 2013
Nascar and Rum Makers Got Tax Cuts; You Should Have, Too

January 5, 2013
William Shatner’s Tweet and the Power of Art

January 8, 2013
Of Hurricanes, Pork, and Subsidies

January 10, 2013
Interview: Linn Armstrong on Self-Defense and Guns

TOS Blog Update: Taxes, Capitalism, Egoism

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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

TOS Blog Update: Mars, Carbon Tax, Hostess, and More

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November 7, 2012
If Republicans Want to Win, They Must Embrace Individual Rights

November 10, 2012
Virginians Vote to Defend Property Rights

November 12, 2012
IJ’s McNamara Defends Rights of Cab Companies to do Business

November 20, 2012
Rights-Violating Union Laws Threaten to Kill Hostess

November 23, 2012
The Crucial Distinction Between Subsidies and Tax Cuts

November 25, 2012
Does Reason Support a Carbon Tax?

November 27, 2012
Stem Cell Research Offers New Hope for Repairing Brain Damage

November 29, 2012
SpaceX Founder Musk Envisions Mars Colony: Potential Value is Immense

TOS Blog Update: Sandy, Smears of Rand, Social Security

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October 30, 2012
Does a Big Storm Require Big Government?
Reply to the New York Times.

October 31, 2012
HuffPo’s Sanghoee Uses Tragedy of Sandy to Smear Ayn Rand
Another day, another smear against Ayn Rand.

November 3, 2012
The Moral Integrity of Condemning Social Security While Collecting It
Taking the examples of Social Security, a tax-funded stadium, and a government-backed loan, I explain, “The victims of right-violating government programs should proudly and righteously condemn those programs—and seek to minimize the injustice of the programs by recouping whatever value they can from them.”

TOS Blog Update: Free Speech, Obama on Rand, the Islamist Threat

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October 18, 2012
The Egalitarian Assault on Free Speech
I believe this is one of the more important articles I’ve written. I explain how the egalitarian left, as a logical extension of its assault on property rights, is now seeking to censor political speech. Please also see my collected commentary on Colorado Amendment 65, the local effort to move toward censorship.

October 23, 2012
Romney Pays Scant Attention to Islamist Threat; Obama Pays None

October 25, 2012
Obama, Unsurprisingly, Gets Ayn Rand Wrong
I respond to Obama’s comments about Rand published by Rolling Stone.

TOS Blog Update: Free Speech, Big Bird, Unemployment

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October 6, 2012
When Politics Corrupts Money

October 7, 2012
Sesame Street to PBS: “Don’t Be a Bully”

October 8, 2012
So 7.8 Percent Unemployment is Good News?

October 10, 2012
Latest Islamist Attacks and U.S. Appeasement

October 12, 2012
Laughing Joe’s Egalitarian Aim

October 14, 2012
Why Forcibly Limiting Campaign Spending is Censorship—And Why it Matters

October 17, 2012
Obama’s Doctrine of “Fairness” has been Tried Elsewhere