Summer 2012 • Vol. 7, No. 2

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From the Editor, Summer 2012

Welcome to the Summer 2012 issue of The Objective Standard. In the lead article, “Why Marxism—Evil Laid Bare,” C. Bradley Thompson examines key ideas that have driven Marxists and socialists–from Asian and European dictators to American college professors—to enact or advocate an ideology that is historically and philosophically pure evil. In my article “How Would Government Be Funded in a Free Society?” I lay out evidence in support of the fact that, in a free society, people would voluntarily pay to support a properly limited, rights-protecting government; and I discuss the essential means by which they would do so. In “Atlas Shrugged and Ayn Rand’s Morality of Egoism,” which is a version of a speech I’ve given on college campuses over the years, I provide a myth-busting introduction to the Objectivist ethics. (Although it discusses Atlas Shrugged, the article does not contain spoilers.) In his extensive interview with Ari Armstrong, Steve Simpson, of the Institute for Justice, surveys the continuing threats to corporate freedom of speech and discusses the essential elements in the battle to defend it. Mr.. . . Continue »

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