If my life is the standard of morality, then why should I refrain from interfering with your freedom if doing so will advance my interests?
The market can route self-interest toward the common good. But the market channels altruism better than the state too.
Rose Wilder Lane, Isabel Paterson, and Ayn Rand together comprise the “founding mothers” of modern libertarianism.
Kant was self-consciously an Enlightenment liberal who believed in limited government and maximum freedom.
A president who truly understood Rand’s philosophy would not be cozying up to Putin, bullying companies to keep manufacturing plants in the United States, or promising “insurance for everybody.”
When we get a spare moment around the metaphorical water cooler, we love to gab about the latest shows we’re binge-watching. It should come as no surprise that these conversations quickly turn to how libertarianism applies to our favorite shows.