Many today are worried 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 to indulge
Rand’s philosophy gave me a new focus in life: living the best life that I could for myself
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.
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Ayn Rand's achievement in philosophy is so immense that to do it
Capitalism has transformed the UK twice in its history. The first was the industrial revolution, when enterprise, competition and the drive for wealth creation
Because capitalism recognizes the use of my mind, obligates me to no one, and allows me to pay for a better education, I can pursue my passion and lead a rich, productive, and, most importantly, happy life. That is why I am capitalist and proud.
For this reason, I am proud to say that I am a capitalist: I am someone who believes in pursuing my own rational self-interest while rejecting the moral code of exploitation and sacrifice which lies at the root of all other systems
Recently at The Undercurrent, we launched #CapitalistAndProud, a national campus initiative aimed at rallying students everywhere to write in to their campus papers explaining why they support capitalism. To encourage participation, we've committed to posting well-written submissions on the TU blog.
Below is a submission from Philalethes, a Canadian law student.
Why I Support
Recently at The Undercurrent, we launched #CapitalistAndProud, a national campus initiative aimed at rallying students everywhere to write in to their campus papers explaining why they support capitalism. To encourage participation and to promote eligibility for the Ayn Rand Institute's "Campus Writing Contest" (which offers a grand prize of