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Censorship, Discrimination and More – Podcasts for June 12

Each week I present a round-up of the podcasts I listen to. These podcasts are all centered around the theme of looking at current events through the lens of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. The goal is not to provide all the information they talk about, but rather to highlight the things I found interesting in the hope that it will intrigue others to take a listen.

In this week’s edition:

Leonard Peikoff Podcast: Episode 409

In this episode of Dr. Peikoff’s podcast, he presents the first part of his answer to the read more

Comment on True North Reports

photo from truenorthreports.com

I left the following comment to a post on True North Reports regarding the latest insanity from Senator Bernie Sanders.

One thing you can say about Senator Sanders: he is generally consistent. He is a consistent statist who I think genuinely believes that people would be better off if the government made all the really important, and likely a fair number of the less important, choices . It does not matter what the choice is: what terms of employment (wages, time off, etc) will an employer and employee read more

Republicans and Net Neutrality

Net neutrality violates the property rights of the ISPs.

Image from www.wired.com

According to the Wall Street Journal, Congressional Republicans have drafted a bill that “is designed to protect net neutrality—the principle that all Internet traffic should be treated equally—without applying the part of telecommunications law that regulates common carriers.”

Republicans Need to Stop Trying to be Democrat-Lites

Recently the Vermont GOP held a gala event featuring New Jersey Governor Christ Christie. While the press was barred from the event, a couple of articles (they are available here and here) are available from people apparently at the event that gives some idea of what took place. These two articles highlight the real problem faced by the Republican party.

After recent election losses and receiving most of the blame for the government shutdown, read more

Is Social Security a Wealth Redistribution Program? – Part 3 — Laissez FaireLaissez Faire

Conclusion to another great series from Don Watkins at the Ayn Rand Institute.  He also has a great 6 part series titled “The Social Security Myth” that looks at the origins of the social security system.

Is Social Security a Wealth Redistribution Program? – Part 3 — Laissez FaireLaissez Faire.