Issue XV

June 8-27, 2003

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Argumentation
Nihilist Mutants: A Discussion:
Robert Alef and G. Stolyarov II
June 13, 2003
Robert Alef and G. Stolyarov II debate the nature of selfishness and of the rejection thereof as part of an analysis of Michael Miller's article in the previous issue.

Business
Waksal Should Have Read Ayn Rand:
David Holcberg
June 24, 2003
If ImClone CEO Sam Waksal had taken the example of Henry Rearden in Atlas Shrugged and categorically asserted his innocence and the moral legitimacy of his non-coercive actions, writes David Holcberg, he could have walked free.

Historical Analysis
Walt Whitman on Government:
Gary M. Galles
June 11, 2003
One of America's greatest poets was also one of its greatest advocates of liberty, individualism, and limited government. Read Dr. Gary M. Galles's account of Walt Whitman's thoughts concerning the separation of State and Economics.

Literary Analysis
Mixed Premises: A Critique of Murray Rothbard's "Sociology of the Ayn Rand Cult:
G. Stolyarov II
June 18, 2003
Whereas G. Stolyarov II finds economist Murray Rothbard's dubbing of the early Objectivist movement as a cult to be entirely inappropriate, he does note that valid insights can be extracted from Rothbard's commentary.

Philosophy
On Flag Day Celebrate America's Core Values of Reason, Rights, and Science:
Edwin A. Locke
June 12, 2003
Dr. Edwin A. Locke analyzes the key principles that have facilitated America's success: Reason, Rights, and Science.

The Fundamentals of Stolyarovian Continuum Theory:
G. Stolyarov II
June 25, 2003
An argument on the matter of abortion has led G. Stolyarov II to the idea that several varieties of continuums exist, each of them requiring different treatment based on its nature. This treatise lays a foundation for their distinction and for selective application of the so-called "Fallacy of the Continuum" to real-life situations.

Poetry
Fashionable Fallacies (#1-2):
G. Stolyarov II
June 14, 2003
G. Stolyarov II exposes, in brief verse, a few of the foibles, hypocrisies, and outright falsehoods afflicting modern society.

Fashionable Fallacies (#3-9):
G. Stolyarov II
June 16, 2003
G. Stolyarov II continues with this series of satirical poetry concerning the sores of some present paradigms.

Politics
Double Your Money!:
Michael Miller
June 23, 2003
Curtailing government spending to figures within just bounds can increase the average consumer's spending power twofold, explains Michael Miller via simple economics whose applications can move your tax freedom day up to mid-January.

Free Speech Protects Profit-Makers, Too:
Robert Garmong
June 12, 2003
Today, separate and unequal treatment is applied to America's most persecuted minority, Big Business, whose right to free speech and defense in the courts has been greatly curtailed. Dr. Robert Garmong exposes and protests this trend.

Iniquity: Modern Slavery:
C. Andrew Warren
June 18, 2003
C. Andrew Warren addresses a human rights crisis to which most in the developed countries have been oblivious. He explains the nature and horror of a present-day situation in which men are not permitted to hold a property in themselves.

On Assisted Suicide:
John Walker
June 12, 2003
In the age of statist health care and "substituted judgment," the legalization of supposedly voluntary assisted suicide could result in a slippery slope of coerced mercy killings, argues John Walker.

Rethinking the Legitimacy of Assisted Suicide:
Edmund Daleford
June 27, 2003
Formerly an advocate of legalizing assisted suicide, Edmund Daleford has realized that this would be an immense detriment to the liberties of man under today's system of statist health care.

Tax Heroes:
Michael Miller
June 27, 2003
This article is bound to alter readers' perceptions concerning the desirability of taxation. Michael Miller argues why tax evaders deserve to be dubbed heroes rather than "cheats."

"In any compromise between food and poison, only death can win. In any compromise between good and evil, only evil can profit." 
~ Ayn Rand