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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.

America vs. Death-Worship (MP3 download)

The war on terror represents, not merely a clash of civilizations, but a clash of fundamental ethical premises: the premise of life and the premise of death. America was attacked, Dr. Binswanger argues, because it upholds and embodies the value of life, while its enemies scorn life and worship death. This talk, delivered shortly after the September 11, 2001...See More

America's Future (MP3 download)

In this audio recording of a 1980 interview, Ayn Rand discusses cultural trends, the future of freedom in America, and why she intended to abstain from voting in the upcoming presidential election pitting Jimmy Carter against Ronald Reagan. Rand also discusses the Libertarian movement, abortion, the Iran hostage crisis, the propriety of boycotting the 1980 Winter...See More

Analyzing Libertarianism: A Case Study in Thinking in Principles (MP3 download)

This talk delves into the thinking process by which Libertarianism - or any "complex" ideology - should be analyzed.

Aristotle’s Political Philosophy (MP3 download)

These three classes critically examine the essentials of Aristotle's political philosophy. They show that whatever Aristotle's flaws, the common view of him as a collectivist is false.

Capitalism and Selfishness: Ayn Rand's Radical Code of Values (MP3 download)

This brief presentation of Ayn Rand's ethics and politics discusses the three revolutionary elements in her code of values and indicates how that code follows from her premise of man as a rational being.

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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Charlie Hebdo, The West and the Need to Ridicule Religion (MP3 download)

This lecture was recorded at the Objectivist Summer Conference 2015 in Charlotte, NC.

Constitutionalism‒The Backbone of Objective Law (MP3 download)

Internationally, Constitutionalism seems triumphant, with more nations embracing constitutional government than ever before. At the same time, proper legal values often seem less secure. This talk explores the meaning and value of legal constitutionalism and its condition today. By identifying the major political forces and underlying intellectual beliefs that work...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

Cultural Movements: Creating Change (MP3 download)

These lectures examine the rise of global markets, environmentalism and religion in the late-twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries. Having examined these movements, Dr. Brook and Dr. Ghate extract what we can learn from them in regard to changing a culture. How can we as a movement organize and work most effectively to bring about the kind of world Ayn Rand's...See More

Defending Capitalism (MP3 download)

Objectivists have long recognized the need to wage a long-term battle for a culture of reason. But Yaron Brook warns that unless we succeed in slowing America's descent into statism, there won't be a long-term. In this stirring call to action, Dr. Brook lays out the most critical ideas to inject into today's political debate in order to defend capitalism.

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