Saturday, December 01, 2012
Saturday, April 24, 2010
• • How, why we have grown
Atlas Shrugged |Objectivist author |
I had never demonstrated in public before last year, when I decided it was time for me to stand up publicly to be counted. I had heard Chicagoan Rick Santelli, a financial reporter on CNBC, make his famous statement on the air that he and his colleagues were going to protest the movement of the U.S. government toward statism by dumping tea into Lake Michigan. He had frequently made public reference to Ayn Rand’s famous novel, “Atlas Shrugged,” and how she had, 50 years ago, shown how and why this statist trend occurred. Being an objectivist myself, I could not agree with him more. I went out to the first local tea party and have been to every one since.
Sunday, February 07, 2010
• • Conservative view
Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal |Capitalism |
Re: "Rules for capitalism," Joseph Gormley, Jan. 29. Congratulations to Mr. Gormley for recognizing the hypocrisy of religious conservatives who advocate self interest in economics and self sacrifice in morality. He is dead wrong, however, to believe that our economy has ever been unregulated, that conservatives stand for capitalism, and that Ayn Rand is one of their heroes. In 1957, devout Catholic William F. Buckley, conservative icon and publisher of National Review, published Whittaker Chambers' vicious review of Ayn Rand's newly published "Atlas Shrugged." More recently, John Podhoretz in his The Weekly Standard review of Alan Greenspan's memoir "The Age of Turbulence," denigrated Greenspan's earlier association with Rand. As Federal Reserve chairman, Greenspan himself repudiated the principles of laissez-faire he once shared with Rand, thereby repudiating her philosophy, Objectivism.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
• • Defending freedom
As philosopher and freedom fighter Ayn Rand said, "If the 'conservatives' do not stand for capitalism, they stand for and are nothing; they have no goal, no direction, no political principles, no social ideals, no intellectual values, no leadership to offer anyone."
Saturday, November 15, 2008