Jeff Bezos is a hero, and the company he’s built unquestionably is among the greatest and most life-enhancing in all of human history. Any claims to the contrary are nothing short of untrue, unfair, and unjust.
If people want to be happy and free, they need philosophic ideas that support these goals and provide guidance to achieve them. We created Objective Standard Institute to teach people about ideas that do.
As a child, and even as a teenager, I was keen to remedy my anxieties about growing up and find guidance to help me on the path to maturity. It may surprise you to learn where I found these things and what they’ve taught me.
Miyamoto Musashi is on my “top ten” list of people whose ideas have dramatically improved my life. I think that if you read his works and reflect carefully on their myriad implications and applications, you’ll enjoy similar results.
Welcome to the Summer 2020 issue of The Objective Standard. I hope you enjoy it—and I hope you have the best summer possible amid the lockdowns.
Gratitude, properly understood and practiced, has the power to greatly enhance our relationships and our lives. Tragically, though, widespread misconceptions about its nature keep many people from fully enjoying it.
At the height of the Nazi reign of terror, a group of idealistic young Germans rose to challenge Hitler’s regime. In reference to the moral purity of their cause, they dubbed themselves the “White Rose.”
Although the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s ruling is a partial victory for freedom, it falls short of making a principled stand for individual rights.
Congratulations to this second round of Active-Mind scholarship recipients! We’re still accepting applications, but act quickly—the deadline to apply is June 10, 2020.
In an impassioned five-minute speech, Cordie Williams reminded police that not all orders issued to soldiers and law enforcement officials are lawful—and that it is not only illegal but often immoral to obey an unlawful order.