Many people today are concerned that the liberal West is drifting further and further away from the Enlightenment ideals that historically have distinguished free societies from authoritarian societies. Under contemporary Western governments, people are granted wider personal liberties—such as sexual and intoxicatory liberties (the freedom
Rand’s philosophy gave me a new focus in life: living the best life that I could for myself
Ayn Rand once observed that, “[W]ith each article you write you learn something, so that at the end of the article you are better than you were at the beginning.”
The freedom to think, to create, to speak, and to pursue the values that I deem vital to my life is why I am capitalist and proud.
TU reader Sam Goodman of Carleton University in Ottawa recently published this piece
in her school's newspaper. In it, she comments on free speech issues on college
campuses at large, and the spirit of the University of Chicago's latest
acceptance letter penned by its Dean, John Ellison.
Capitalism has transformed the UK twice in its history. The first was the industrial revolution, when enterprise, competition and the drive for wealth creation