rational egoism

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 »

Basic Moral Theories Essentialized

January 10, 2014

[Click for a PDF of the full chart] Human action, whether by individuals, groups, or governments, is driven by ideas—most substantially by the ideas people accept as morally correct. Why did Rosa Parks refuse to give up her bus seat to a white passenger? Why did Edward Snowden release classified. . . Continue »

On Second Thought, GMU Refuses to Submit

March 18, 2007

To the credit of George Mason University’s administration, the school has decided not to submit to the “will of Allah” or to “his” followers on earth. John Lewis’s previously cancelled GMU talk, “‘No Substitute for Victory’: The Defeat of Islamic-Totalitarianism,” has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 PM,. . . Continue »