Summer 2013 • Vol. 8, No. 2

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From the Editor

Welcome to the Summer 2013 issue of The Objective Standard. I begin with heartbreaking news. Joshua Lipana, my good friend and assistant editor of TOS Blog, died this past April after a heroic nine-month battle with cancer. As I wrote in a blog post the day he passed away:

To know Joshua was to love him. To know him well, as I did, was to love him like another self. Joshua loved life with a contagious passion. He thought at levels well beyond his years. He wrote with an eloquence few writers ever acquire. And he laughed with a joy earned only through perfect virtue. His death is a monumental loss not only for those of us who knew and adored him, but for every person on Earth who values human ability, rationality, freedom, flourishing.
For more about Joshua’s life, see “In Memory of Joshua Lipana.” Special thanks to artist Bryan Larsen for creating the beautiful portrait of Joshua that accompanies that tribute, and to Linda and Quent Cordair for commissioning Mr. Larsen to produce it for me. The feature article in this issue, “The End of Central Banking, Part II” by Richard M. Salsman, explains why central banking should be terminated and how it can be,. . . Continue »

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