The Objective Standard Podcast
Summary: The Objective Standard is the preeminent source for in-depth cultural and political analysis from an Objectivist perspective, Objectivism being Ayn Rand's philosophy of reason, egoism, and laissez-faire capitalism. TOS's podcast includes select audio versions of TOS articles as well as lectures by and debates involving TOS contributors. For more information about TOS, visit http://www.TheObjectiveStandard.com.
Examines the essential aspects of her philosophy that give rise to her theory of rights, as against the theories of God-given, government-granted, and "natural" rights. Read by Sean Saulsbury.
Demonstrates that the tenets of religion are incompatible with the right to free speech, and shows why those who want to establish and maintain freedom of speech must repudiate religion and embrace the rational, secular foundation for rights. Read by Karl Kowalski.
Examines the governments baseless case against career colleges and exposes its malicious efforts to destroy them. Read by Karl Kowalski.
Interview with Reza Kahlili, an Ex-CIA Spy Embedded in Iran's Revolutionary Guards. Read by Sean Saulsbury and Karl Kowalski.
Distinguishes school vouchers from tax credits, showing that only one can provide a viable road toward free market education. Read by Sean Saulsbury.
Reviewed by C. A. Wolski. Read by Sean Saulsbury.
Examines the meaning and consequences of Oliver Wendell Holmes's famous dissent in Lochner v. New York, showing how and why it has devastated American jurisprudence, and indicating what future jurists must grasp and do in order to begin reversing the damage. Read by Karl Kowalski.
The author and investor discusses his book, the state of economy, the cause of America's financial problems, and investment possibilities under the circumstances. Read by Karl Kowalski and Sean Saulsbury.
Examines today's putatively splintered conservative movement, zeros in on the essence of its two dominant factions, and shows it to be unified---and stultified---by the conservatives' universal acceptance of a morality that is antithetical to liberty. Read by Sean Saulsbury.
Examines the rise of Standard Oil and demonstrates that the company's immense success was the result not of so-called "anti-competitive" practices or "predatory pricing" but of its superior efficiency and productivity. Read by Sean Saulsbury.
Examines the allure of classical education, considers its forms, and shows that---although its advocates claim it to be the solution to today's educational wasteland---it only contributes to the crippling of children's minds. Read by Sean Saulsbury.
Zeros in on the basic principle of America and demonstrates that this principle mandates a policy of open immigration. Read by Sean Saulsbury.
Examines Daniels's recent New Criterion article "Ayn Rand: Engineer of Souls" and ponders the why "an otherwise capable intellectual so grossly misrepresent Rands actual views--and do so, not at a cocktail party, but in a public forum?" Read by Karl Kowalski.
Considers the Ground Zero mosque, the spread of Islam in America, and how Americans and Westerners in general should deal with such efforts. Read by Karl Kowalski.
Considers the essentials of the recent "peace activist" effort to breach Israel's blockade of Gaza, the pathetic nature of Israel and America's responses to the assault, and the principles that should have governed their responses. Read by Sean Saulsbury.