Peter Schwartz is a distinguished fellow and former chairman of the board of directors at the Ayn Rand Institute, and author of Libertarianism: The Perversion of Liberty and The Foreign Policy of Self-Interest: A Moral Ideal for America. Recently, The Undercurrent’s Sarah Martinson had the
To Rand, the self is much more than a mere bundle of feelings—the self is the reasoning, choosing, valuing mind, tasked properly to one’s flourishing on earth. Under this richer conception of the self, one’s life and happiness act as the barometers of a proper
Just why does selfishness require us to “give back” to others? Have we stolen our success from them?
The newest edition of The Undercurrent is now available to order, and will arrive on your doorstep at the end of October!
The newest edition of The Undercurrent is now available to order, and will arrive on your doorstep at the start of October!
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
The newest edition of The Undercurrent is now available to order, and will arrive on your doorstep in the middle of March!
Dr. Onkar Ghate's lecture explores how Rand challenges us to radically reconsider our beliefs about right and wrong.
Any attempt to uphold “selflessness” as a moral standard guarantees the erosion of your self-esteem. . . . To attempt to live by a “selfless” moral code is to become, in effect, your own worst enemy.
Government policies aimed at alleviating unqualified “suffering” . . . reward those who deserve to suffer. . . [and] create undeserved suffering for those who are trying to succeed.