The Left’s Pragmatic Shift in Marketing is a Good Sign

What the left has pragmatically (and temporarily) “learned” about Americans on this count is consistent with polls that show a healthy majority of Americans still revere the spirit of the Declaration of Independence and value the individual’s inalienable right to pursue his personal goals, not the collective’s alleged “right” to throttle individual achievement for the so-called “common good.” More »

No, Virginia, There Is No Moral Right to Throttle Uber

Uber car ride service has a problem. The problem is not that the company lacks customers eager to use its services or investors eager to finance it: Uber now operates in 70 cities, and recently it raised $1.2 billion from investors. Uber’s problem is that various state and local governments are seeking to throttle it. More »

Teen Drives Research of Her Own Disease

In 2008, twelve-year-old Elana Simon was diagnosed with fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma, a rare and deadly form of liver cancer found in some 200 patients each year. A few years later, after doing research for a high school internship, then sixteen-year-old Simon proposed a study to isolate the genetic mutation responsible for her disease. More »

Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision: Good Outcome, Mixed Reasoning

The Supreme Court delivered an important but substantially mitigated victory to advocates of individual rights by throwing out the ObamaCare requirement that business owners pay for health insurance when doing so violates their religious convictions. At issue was whether the federal government could force businesses to provide health insurance that covers forms of birth control. More »

Ban the FDA, Not Wood-Aged Cheese

Many methods of food production or preparation involve some risks to consumers . . . but it is properly up to consumers to evaluate those risks and make their shopping decisions accordingly. If people wish to consume raw fish or raw milk or hamburgers grilled rare or cheese aged on wooden boards, they have a moral right to do so . . . More »

Lifelike Androids are Improving People’s Lives Today

Although androids often get a bad rap in science-fiction movies and video games, real-life androids are already improving people’s lives—and making “careers” of it. Tokyo’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation has actually “hired” two lifelike androids: Kodomoroid will read the latest news from the Internet, and Otonaroid will converse with visitors about science and technology. More »