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Tag: Individualism
  • Individualism and Society: A Response to Peter Corning

    It is often said of libertarians that we are radical individualists. Indeed, I have heard critics say things like, “I reject libertarianism because I believe in society.” President Obama famously declared that if you have a successful enterprise, “You didn’t build that — somebody else made that happen.” In a 2011 article at Psychology Today, Dr. Peter …

  • Ayn Rand and the Essential “I”

    Personal liberty, freedom, choice, autonomy… all of these things have one fundamental component in common: their focus on the individual — “I.” It is so simple a word and yet its use conveys the most powerful emotions and desires we, as humans, can conjure. To say that “I” need, want, feel, believe, aspire to [insert …

  • Tunes of Liberty: My Way (Frank Sinatra)

    If there ever was an anthem of individualism, My Way is that song.  Written in 1968, this English version of the French song, Comme d’habitude, was written by Paul Anka and popularized by Frank Sinatra.  This song boasts the importance of doing things as to one’s own wishes, because, at the end of the day, you are …

  • The Perils of Partisanship

    From the Southern Avenger:

  • Hans-Herman Hoppe and The Property and Freedom Society

    Distinguished Fellow at the Mises Institute Hans-Herman Hoppe created a new intellectual society in 2006.  He named it The Property and Freedom Society, and its fifth annual meeting was held this past week in Bodrum, Turkey. As a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and John Randolph Club, Hoppe observed the potential failings of such …

  • Milton Friedman Teaches Phil Donahue

    From LewRockwell.com/blog: Here’s a classic smash from Milton Friedman on the Phil Donahue show. Donahue is left speechless by Friedman’s response to his questions about the free market system. Yes, Friedman, in many aspects, went wrong in his career, but this clip shows Friedman as the brilliant and tough teacher as he takes Donahue to …

  • Robert Taft Fights Back: The Old Right “Whips” the New Deal

    Arm yourself in the battle of ideas against Obama’s New New Deal (see the end of this post). Robert Taft (1888-1953) was a prominent member of what is now known as the “Old Right” and an ardent anti-New Dealer. He is well-known for his non-interventionist foreign policy which he described in his book A Foreign …

  • The Next New Dealers or Generation Liberty?

    The Washington Post ran this piece by E.J. Dionne under the headline “The Next New Dealers.”  A better headline would have been “Generation Liberty.”  This is where Young Americans for Liberty will make the difference for generations to come.  We cannot let our generation slip into the statist hypnosis.  H/t: The New Republic. Is Obama …

  • Re: Olympics

    For moral as well as economic reasons, the Olympics should be funded wholly privately.  I also despise how this event is used to promote crazed nationalism by a state-worshipping media. Why must we root for an athlete just because he is ruled by the same political hacks as we? The emphasis should be on the talent of the athletes, not …

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