Winter 2013–2014Vol. 8, No. 4

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Features

Libertarianism vs. Radical Capitalism (accessible for free)

Examines libertarianism in the spirit of Frédéric Bastiat, taking into account not only what is seen, but also what is not seen in common and seemingly unobjectionable descriptions of the ideology; exposes major problems with libertarianism; compares it to radical capitalism; shows why only the latter provides a viable defense of liberty; and emphasizes the need to keep these different ideologies conceptually distinct.

Education in a Free Society

Picks up where Thompson’s essay “The New Abolitionism: Why Education Emancipation is the Moral Imperative of Our Time” (TOS Winter 2012–13) left off; asks and answers questions such as: What would a fully free market in education look like? How would it work? Would it provide quality, affordable education for all children, including those from lower-income families? If so, how?

Louis Pasteur: A Light That Brightens More and More

Surveys the life and accomplishments of this remarkable scientist, who, “once internationally revered, is now largely unknown—remembered, if at all, only for his invention of pasteurization”; shows why “Pasteur deserves to be remembered as more than a portmanteau on the side of a milk jug” and why he ought to be remembered instead as an “adventurer of science” and as “a light that brightens more and more.”

Film Reviews

Notorious, directed by Alfred Hitchcock

The Mark of Zorro, directed by Rouben Mamoulian

Book Reviews

Mind vs. Money: The War between Intellectuals and Capitalism, by Alan S. Kahan

The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America, by David Stockman

The Emergent Reader Series, by Laura Appleton-Smith

The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey Into How the World's Poorest People Are Educating Themselves, by James Tooley

From TOS Blog

The Government’s Obscene Assault on Apple

How Detroit Became Starnesville from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

George Will: A Conservative “None” in Need of Ayn Rand’s Theory of Rights

Alex Bogusky’s Self-Sacrificial “Buy American” Nonsense

If You Berate Parents for Sending Their Kids to Private School, You Are a Bad Person

Government Killed Buckyballs, Now Seeks to Destroy CEO, Too

Religious Coalition: Right to Oppose ObamaCare Contraception Mandate, Wrong to Ignore Principle at Play

New Essay by John David Lewis: “There is No ‘Right’ to Healthcare”

“Raisin Outlaws” Fight for Freedom to Produce and Trade

Pawn Stars and the Beauty of Capitalism

On the Anniversary of 9/11, Relativism and Religion Still Paralyze American Self-Defense

Spock’s Illogic: “The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the Few”

Denbury Resources Uses CO2 to Dramatically Expand Montana Oil Production

Minimum Wage Laws: Immoral, Crippling, and Nevertheless Supported by Many

No, Mariana, There Is No (State) Santa Claus Driving Technology

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