In a recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick praises his state’s health care program as the right model for the entire nation to adopt. In 2006, Massachusetts passed a health care reform law that required all of its citizens to
On September 7th Americans observed the holiday known as Labor Day. Many of them, not knowing its origins, enjoyed a day, ironically, without labor. Yet the question of why Labor Day exists and what it celebrates should be answered by the virtue of its continued
September 12th should be a global day of mourning. For that is the day that one of mankind’s greatest heroes and benefactors passed away, though barely a whisper of his passing has been heard since the weekend. Each one of us who is glad to
Business schools fail their students by emphasizing altruism rather than the virtues of wealth-creation.
With the global economy in tatters, trillions of dollars in wealth destroyed, once mighty corporations bankrupted, and levels of unemployment unseen in decades, much public opprobrium has been leveled at the financiers
The debate about today’s increasing push for government expansion focuses exclusively on cost, without evaluating whether such expansion is morally proper.Imagine a negotiation like one commonly seen at an auto dealership. The seller pitches a price; the buyer complains it’s too high. They fiercely consult
When stripped of rationalizations, file sharing is clearly an act of theft. When Boston University grad student Joel Tenenbaum was recently charged for illegally downloading and distributing thirty songs, he did not express remorse. Instead, he likened the situation to underage drinking, saying, “I don’t
Ayn Rand called her philosophy Objectivism because of the central importance she placed on the concept of objectivity. To be objective, she held, means to consciously commit oneself to seeking the facts as one’s only standard of truth. Being objective does not mean being omniscient—it
President Obama and those who espouse his proposals for health care reform often present seemingly compelling arguments for why the government should dig its fangs deeper into medicine. They argue that the quality of care in America is far below that of Canada and Britain,
Watch this short video of a girl distributing the Summer 2009 Edition of The Undercurrent at a Charlotte Tea Party!
Events like Tea Parties represent an excellent opportunity to spread rational ideas and positively influence the culture. Distributing The Undercurrent can be a fun group activity
A recent article in the journal The Objective Standard argues that laws which force health insurers to cover individuals, regardless of pre-existing medical conditions, are impractical and immoral. The author of the piece, Dr. Paul Hsieh, illustrates that such laws only serve to make insurance