Rand’s Ethics and Say’s Law

June 2, 2014

Whereas rational ethics holds that if you want the values on which your life and happiness depend, you must take the actions necessary to gain and keep those values; rational economics holds that if you want to trade value for value in the marketplace, you must first produce value with. . . Continue »

Help TOS Defend Your Values

December 8, 2013

Dear Friend of TOS, I’m writing to ask for your support in defense of your values. As TOS wraps up its eighth year of fighting for a culture of reason and freedom, we are proud to reflect on our accomplishments—and eager to dwarf them in the months and years to. . . Continue »

Why Choose to Live?

July 7, 2013

In this episode of Reason at Large, Craig Biddle answers a question from Eric: “Objectivism holds that morality presupposes the choice to live. But why should I choose to live?” In answering, Biddle discusses the nature of the question, the reason the questioner doesn’t really need an answer to the. . . Continue »

Is Objectivism a Cult?

July 5, 2013

In this episode of Reason at Large, Craig Biddle addresses the question, “If an Objectivist is someone who accepts Ayn Rand’s entire philosophy as true, how is Objectivism different from a cult?” In answering, Biddle discusses the essence of Objectivism, the nature of a cult, and the absurdity of positing. . . Continue »

A TOS Flier for Distribution at Atlas Shrugged II

October 12, 2012

The opening of Atlas Shrugged II in theaters this weekend is a great opportunity to introduce people toThe Objective Standard, the preeminent magazine written from the perspective of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. Toward that end, we’ve created a flier for printing and handing to moviegoers before and after the show.. . . Continue »