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“Buy American” is Un-American (MP3 download)

This talk challenges the entire protectionist approach to foreign trade. Dr. Binswanger categorically rejects the view that it is “patriotic” to “buy American.” To the contrary, he argues, purchasing foreign goods when they are a better value is the patriotic act -- one that increases America’s economic power.

An Orientation to Objectivism - Why Laissez-Faire? (MP3 download)

Ayn Rand was a champion of capitalism — not of today’s mixture of freedom and government controls, but of “full, pure, uncontrolled, unregulated laissez-faire capitalism.” Why does Rand think that it’s so important to uphold such a radical position (a position that even many libertarians do not take)? In this session Steve Simpson situates Rand’s view of a proper...See More

Black Innovators and Entrepreneurs Under Capitalism (MP3 download)

That innovative black Americans flourished in late 19th- and early 20th- century America is a little-known part of our heritage. This talk celebrates a number of great minds—including Madame C. J. Walker, the first self-made female millionaire in America; George Washington Carver, who revolutionized agricultural science; and others—that, under the freedom of the...See More

Capitalism Unbound: The Incontestable Moral Case for Individual Rights

This book is a concise explanation of capitalism's moral and economic superiority to all forms of socialism, including America's current mixed-economy welfare state. (Softcover; 146 pages)
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Capitalist Solutions (MP3 download)

This course focuses on three fundamental issues—education, Islamic totalitarianism and environmentalism’s charge of man-made global warming. The course examines these contemporary problems by applying three primary Objectivist principles: objectivity requires the widest cognitive integration possible in one’s context of knowledge, individual rights are required to...See More

Capitalist Solutions: A Philosophy of American Moral Dilemmas (Hardcover)

The US is facing enormous challenges as it enters the second decade of the twenty-first century. Some of these major issues are environmentalism and its claim of global warming; the danger from terrorism generated by Islamic fundamentalism; and affordable, quality health care. Additionally, education in America remains an unresolved dilemma contributing to America’s...See More
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Changing the Debate: How to Move from an Entitlement State to a Free Market (MP3 download)

Objectivists know that the entitlement state is an immoral institution that needs to be abolished. But most Americans regard this as unthinkable. What ideas have made the entitlement state sacrosanct? Why haven’t traditional arguments against wealth redistribution—for example, “Social Security is theft”—been effective? How do we convince Americans that need truly...See More

Cronyism, Corruption and Government Power (MP3 download)

A growing chorus of voices today claim that “cronyism” is rampant in our political system. The claim is used to justify not only restrictions on speech but also efforts to “equalize” incomes on the grounds that the rich allegedly obtain wealth by “gaming” the system. There is some truth to the cronyism claim, but not in the way critics think. This talk exposes the...See More

Defending Free Speech

Freedom of speech is indispensable to a free and civilized society, yet this precious right is increasingly under attack today. • Islamic totalitarians repeatedly threaten and kill those deemed blasphemers, while our political leaders stand idly by, and many intellectuals blame the victims. • College students seek “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” from...See More
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Economics in One Lesson

Henry Hazlitt is the premier elucidator of economic principles. On virtually any important issue a matchless, crystal-clear analysis awaits you. (Softcover; 218 pages)
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Ending the Debt Draft: Taking the Moral High Ground on Entitlements (MP3 download)

Social Security and Medicare threaten to bankrupt young Americans—and yet few have stepped forward to fight these programs. This talk argues that this is because young people do not see the entitlement crisis as a moral issue—and explains why they should.

Equal Is Unfair: America's Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality (Hardcover)

Is Income Inequality Destroying the American Dream? Every day we hear from our political leaders and the media that the American Dream is vanishing, and that the cause is rising income inequality. The rich are getting richer by rigging the system in their favor, leaving the rest of us to struggle just to keep our heads above water. To save the American Dream, we’re...See More
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