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Libertarian women's history month: Marsha Enright

Psychologist and educator Marsha Enright (October 1, 195? – ) born in Chicago, earned her B.A. in biology from Northwestern University in 1973, and an M.A. 1,218 more words

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Atlas Shrugged: 35th Anniversary Edition by Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff

This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world—and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators? 236 more words

Atlas Shrugged

The Concept of Self-Ownership

Self-ownership is often regarded as an axiom, if not the basic axiom, of Libertarianism. There are many formulations of it; the oldest one that I know of is by John Locke, who said that… 1,420 more words


Abstractions From Abstractions

My previous post described the method of creating a concept from concretes by considering two or more similar existents and removing the measurements. This post will deal with abstract concepts and “abstractions from abstractions.” … 495 more words

The Technical Stand Up and Basic Concept Formation

In the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, there is a very simple, but incredibly useful move called the “technical stand-up.” It’s exactly what it sounds like: a very effective way of standing up from a sitting position. 470 more words

Why Johnny Can't Think

I believe the root cause of most of the problems in the West today comes down to one thing: a general inability to think for oneself that is endemic in the culture. 491 more words