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Myth Busting Four False Free Speech Stances

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me.” “We must be tolerant toward other people’s views and ideas.” “Facebook and YouTube are censoring my opinions.” You may have heard variants of these statements, at some point, in. . .

The Specter of Lawlessness Is Darker than You Think

Many are rightly stunned by the lawlessness that has spread across America in the wake of the George Floyd protests. Businesses have been burned and looted — most recently this week in Chicago. Statues have been toppled. Courthouses have been. . .

Economics in Ayn Rand’s Political Philosophy

In a previous New Ideal article, I explained how I came to write a chapter in editor Jonathan Hoenig’s A New Textbook of Americanism: The Politics of Ayn Rand. My chapter contains answers to seven of the forty-one questions Ayn Rand thought needed. . .

A Dozen Books for Defending Free Speech

So much is happening on the issue of free speech these days that anyone interested in the future of this important right will want to educate himself about the subject. That can be a daunting task, as hundreds of books have been written on free. . .

The Morality of Moneylending: A Short History (Part 2)

Part 1 defined key terms and traced the moral history of moneylending in ancient Greece and the Dark and Middle Ages. Renaissance and Reformation The start of the sixteenth century brought about a commercial boom in Europe. It was the Golden Age of. . .

Finding Morality and Happiness Without God

American popular culture is filled with pieces that gently mock, satirize and ridicule religion, especially Judeo-Christian beliefs. To cite but three instances, Stephen Colbert’s periodic Late Show conversations with God, the character of Ned. . .

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