Spring 2009 • Vol. 4. No. 1
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Ayn Rand & Objectivism
Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and the World Today: An Interview with Yaron Brook
Explains why, more than fifty years ago, Rand was able to project the kinds of crises we are seeing today.
Altruism: The Moral Root of the Financial Crisis
Zeros in on the fundamental cause of the problem, showing that widespread acceptance of the morality of self-sacrifice necessitated the kinds of laws, regulations, and decisions that have driven the financial markets into the gutter.
Politics & Rights
Houston, We Have a (Zoning) Problem
Demonstrates that Houston’s absence of zoning laws is largely responsible for the city’s relative health and prosperity, and urges Houstonians to halt and reverse the encroachments on their property rights before they find themselves zoned.
Science & Technology
Of Freedom and Fat: Why Anti-Obesity Laws Are Immoral
Discusses efforts at state and federal levels to put Americans on a collective diet by violating the rights of food producers, restaurateurs, and consumers.
Review: Greenspan’s Bubbles, by William A. Fleckenstein with Frederick Sheehan
Joe Kroeger reviews Greenspan’s Bubbles: The Age of Ignorance at the Federal Reserve, by William A. Fleckenstein with Frederick Sheehan.