The Objective Standard » Blog https://www.theobjectivestandard.com Reason, Egoism and Capitalism Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:30:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Conservatives’ Collectivist Case Against Assisted Suicide https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/11/conservatives-collectivist-case-assisted-suicide/ https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/11/conservatives-collectivist-case-assisted-suicide/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:30:20 +0000 https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/?p=34226 A person with a terminal illness or the like has a moral right to decide whether to keep living or to take his own life... More »

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Got Food? Thank the Fossil Fuel Industry https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/11/got-food-thank-fossil-fuel-industry/ https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/11/got-food-thank-fossil-fuel-industry/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:30:52 +0000 https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/?p=34166 Far from threatening human life and well-being, fossil fuels make possible the mass production of goods and services—including food and the delivery thereof—that people need... More »

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The Pope’s Sin and Brittany Maynard’s Choice to Die https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/11/popes-sin-brittany-maynards-choice-die/ https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/11/popes-sin-brittany-maynards-choice-die/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:30:16 +0000 https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/?p=34137 Leaders of the Catholic Church (and many other religions) see your life not as yours, but as God’s or society’s, and hold that you have... More »

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The Keystone XL and Senators Who May Need to Go https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/11/keystone-xl-senators-may-need-go/ https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/11/keystone-xl-senators-may-need-go/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:28:23 +0000 https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/?p=34131 The U.S. Senate will vote Tuesday on a bill to permit construction of the cross-border section of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. That this life-serving... More »

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The Winter Issue of TOS https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/11/winter-issue-tos/ https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/11/winter-issue-tos/#comments Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:18:55 +0000 https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/?p=34077 The print edition of the Winter issue of The Objective Standard is at press and will be mailed shortly; the electronic editions will be posted... More »

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Alex Epstein’s The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/11/alex-epsteins-moral-case-fossil-fuels/ https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/11/alex-epsteins-moral-case-fossil-fuels/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:30:02 +0000 https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/?p=34051 Today fossil fuels—the lifeblood of modern industrial civilization—are under constant attack by environmentalists, including certain journalists, pundits, politicians, and activists. But, as Alex Epstein argues,... More »

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Thank You, Veterans https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/11/thank-veterans/ https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/11/thank-veterans/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:08:01 +0000 https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/?p=34041 To all veterans who have defended Americans’ rights and liberties: Thank you. Thank you for applying your minds, developing your skills, and protecting Americans from... More »

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Election 2014: Victories and Defeats for Individual Rights https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/11/election-2014-victories-defeats-individual-rights/ https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/11/election-2014-victories-defeats-individual-rights/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 20:56:03 +0000 https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/?p=33997 If the victorious Republicans follow through on their campaign promises—for example, many promised to work toward repealing or defunding ObamaCare—election day will have been a... More »

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Obama and Dems Dishonestly Claim Credit for Increased Oil Production https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/11/obama-dems-dishonestly-claim-credit-increased-oil-production/ https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/11/obama-dems-dishonestly-claim-credit-increased-oil-production/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:17:09 +0000 https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/?p=33758 With the mid-term elections upon us, President Obama and other Democrats are trying to take credit for lower gasoline prices and other economic benefits flowing... More »

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FBI Director Asks Congress to Pry Open New Spy-Resistant Smartphones https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/10/fbi-director-asks-congress-pry-open-new-spy-resistant-smartphones/ https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2014/10/fbi-director-asks-congress-pry-open-new-spy-resistant-smartphones/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:59:25 +0000 https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/?p=33641 In an effort to pry open the iPhone and any future encrypted devices, FBI Director James Comey has appealed to Congress to amend the law... More »

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