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Month: April 2019

The Basic Problem

The Basic Problem

Below is the first question and answer from A New Textbook of Americanism: The Politics of Ayn Rand. Begun in 1946 by Rand as an antidote to the spread of European collectivist ideas, the text explores fundamental issues in a question and answer format. Rand never completed the series but this recently released volume features contemporary Objectivist scholars answering the questions she did not, as well as some previously unpublished text by Rand. The first question asks: What is the…

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I Still Stop & Shop

I Still Stop & Shop

If you live in New England you are likely aware that employees of the Stop & Shop Supermarket chain are on strike. I haven’t spent any time looking into the specific issues that caused the failure of contract negotiations between the company and the union. It’s not really my fight. The stores, at least the ones in my town, remain open with managers, corporate staff and some non-union employees doing their best. The deli, the fish counter and the bakery…

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Some People Did Something

Some People Did Something

Defenders or Representative Ilhan Omar are claiming that anyone who is being critical of her comments about 9/11 is putting her life in jeopardy. That’s a load of crap that they are dumping in the hopes of silencing critics because they have no way to answer critics. And if Omar can’t take the heat of criticism, she should resign. When you say something as awful and ignorant as describing 9/11 as “some people did something” you have to be prepared…

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Hypocrisy. Full Stop.

Hypocrisy. Full Stop.

Socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has insisted that we have a mere 12 years to solve the Global Climate Warming Change Crisis. To that end, she proposed the Green New Deal. Sweeping legislation that would mandate the retrofitting of EVERY building in the country, eliminating gasoline and mandating electric cars for all, converting the entire electrical grid of the nation to carbon-free energy (excluding nuclear of course.) If we let the government o all fo that to us, as well…

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A Private New Deal

A Private New Deal

I stumbled across a news story that highlights why I have never been particularly concerned about Global Climate Warming Change. Actually I never really worried about the actual climate because it’s all just a theory based on computer models that have never been right about anything. What has been mildly worrying is how politicians use the climate theories as an excuse to violate individual rights and accumulate more power. Here’s the answer to Representative AOC’s Green New Deal. A privately…

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