Obama Succeeds in Destroying Property Rights

This is tragic, and frightening: Chrysler Lenders Give Into Restructuring: A scrappy group of dissident lenders that challenged President Obama’s restructuring of Chrysler LLC fell apart Friday in a development that signals a major political victory for the White House and likely paves the way for a rapid exit from bankruptcy for the beleaguered automaker. […]

Health Insurance Organization Sells Out Membership to Obama Administration

I can’t imagine a worse quote as this: Health Insurers Try to Scuttle Obama Plan: In an effort to scuttle a major part of President Obama’s plan to reform the nation’s health-care system, private health insurers are taking the unusual step of asking Congress to increase regulation of their industry. “We are not asking people […]

Dr. Binswanger on the Glenn Beck Show, Discussing Obama’s Education Plan

“Churning out Barney Franks, Michael Moores, and Al Gores…” Classic! Definitely worth a watch…

The True Nature of Socialism

My wife grew up in the Soviet Union, and this is precisely how she describes it: The Choice Between Capitalism and Socialism. Take note of the part in bold type: A few days ago, I happened to meet a doctor in our area who has an unusual background. He emigrated to America from Russia, and […]

Objectivism in Practice

A very nice piece on John Allison and BB&T, in the National Review, of all places: Objectivist Philosophy for Fun and Profit: John Allison isn’t your typical bank executive. For one thing, when he retired at the end of last year as CEO of BB&T — a North Carolina–based bank with more than 1,500 branches […]

American Fascism on Display

Fascism is nominal private ownership of the means of production, with government control. See if you can find it in this piece: Busting Bank of America: The cavalier use of brute government force has become routine, but the emerging story of how Hank Paulson and Ben Bernanke forced CEO Ken Lewis to blow up Bank […]

Teachers Unions Against Teaching

The next time you hear a teacher’s union saying it’s all about the children, consider this: Teach for (some of) America: Here’s a quiz: Which of the following rejected more than 30,000 of the nation’s top college seniors this month and put hundreds more on a waitlist? a) Harvard Law School; b) Goldman Sachs; or […]

Obama Can Back Our Credit Cards, Too!!!

A particularly disturbing aspect of the Left is that they’re neither particularly intelligent nor particularly well-educated on esoteric subjects like economics. So, pieces like this are increasingly prevalent and concerning (as well as sounding like they’re coming from petulent teenagers*): Why Your Next Credit Card Could Be Backed by Obama: Since apparently everything in America […]

The Guns of Nihilism – On Obama and the Pirates

Seems like Obama wasn’t completely honest about his administration’s role in the recent pirate crisis. In The Guns of Nihilism, Ed Cline lays out the meaning of the crisis and America’s response to it: I freely admit to parodying the title of a great adventure film here, “The Guns of Navarone” ( 1961, directed by […]

Is Ayn Rand Relevant? An Interview with Yaron Brook

Lots of gems in this one: Is Rand Relevant – An Interview with Yaron Brook: Dr. Yaron Brook is president and executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute. He recently had a piece published in the Wall Street Journal ( here is the link to the Op-Ed piece: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123698976776126461.html In this interview he responds to […]