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Gay Marriage Must Win Through Appeals to Freedom, Not Equality

Gays should have the right to marry not because of the value of nondiscrimination or equality, but because they have the right to be free to live and associate with others on their own terms.

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A Professor’s Tribute to Ayn Rand is a Dramatic Reminder of the Value of Individualism

Hill recounts a story familiar to many of us at The Undercurrent: how, as a young man, he first discovered the writings of Ayn Rand, author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. But Hill’s story is one of the more dramatic versions of this story that we’ve heard.

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“Do What You Love” Inspires Meaningful Work in a Meaningful Life

Rather than dismissing “do what you love” as insulting to the nation’s underprivileged, it needs to be thought of an inspiring message for all those who seek the best possible lives for themselves: do what you love, and if you’re unable now, work to get there.

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The Value Creation Gap: Why CEO Pay is So High

CEOs may not work 380 times harder than employees, but they do create a substantially greater amount of value. And it is the CEO who enables the employees to have a job in which their skills can create value in the first place.

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Igniting the Objectivist Student Movement (Part 2)

Where will tomorrow’s Objectivist leaders come from? The Undercurrent is spearheading efforts to unite Objectivist students and foment campus activism.

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Ending the Debt Draft: Don Watkins Speaks out about the Welfare State’s Burden on Young People

The Undercurrent is sponsoring a debate between Watkins and Howard Schweber (of the University of Wisconsin and The Huffington Post) on the topic “Is the welfare state just?” on April 1st. Visit the site above or www.itsyourlifeownit.org for more information on how to watch the debate live online.

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Is the Welfare State Just?: Howard Schweber says Yes, It is Fundamental to a Democratic Society

TU sat down with Howard Schweber to learn more about his views on the justice of the welfare state.

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Freedom Means The Right to Make the Wrong Choice: The Case against Drug War Paternalism

So long as a person does not hurt anyone through the use of force, his decision to use a given substance should be respected legally, even if it may lead to his ruination.

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Set the Bar Low for Immigration but High for Citizenship

One can vote in favor of an open immigration policy without supporting citizenship for all immigrants. To preserve American values, citizenship standards need to be high.

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The More You Offer the More You Deserve: Against the False Justice of ‘Equality’ in the Tech Industry

To run a successful business, an employer has to hire the best and most competent individuals. People deserve a job only if they have skills and knowledge which will be of value to an employer.

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