rational self-interest

Why Use the Word “Selfishness”?

August 26, 2014

In this episode of Reason at Large, Craig Biddle answers a question from Robert: “Why do you and other Objectivists advocate selfishness when that word disturbs so many people? Why not just use the word self-interest or, better yet, rational self-interest?”

Can Paul Ryan Make the Moral Case for Capitalism?

August 18, 2012

GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan sets forth his basic political philosophy in an August 13, 2012 article for American Spectator, “Who Built America?” Ryan explicitly attempts to make the “moral case” for capitalism, arguing that “people have a God-given right to use their creativity to produce things that improve. . . Continue »