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Past articles by Jon:

Washington Post “Journalist” Tries to Smear Alex Epstein

Climate activist at Washington Post responds to an energy expert's forthcoming book with outright lies and ad hominem. → Read More


The Djokovic Fiasco Exposes the Absurdity of Australia's "Zero-COVID" Measures

Australia just revoked Novak Djokovic's visa again! → Read More


The Ayn Rand Novel You Should Read First

Which ones have you read? → Read More


Public School Pandemonium Teaches a Valuable Lesson

The key to resolving disputes between parents and schools is not arming one side to the teeth against the other. It is replacing involuntary relationships with voluntary ones. → Read More


Ayn Rand’s Method for Slaying Monsters

To fight evil, no “holy water” or silver bullets are necessary. What is necessary is for good men to understand the nature of good and evil, to condemn evil with moral certitude, and to encourage others to do the same. → Read More


The Case for Vaccine Mandates—Refuted

Fear of unvaccinated people does not give government grounds to launch a preemptive strike forcing people to get vaccinated—or to force employers to do their dirty work for them. → Read More


Why Universities Should Teach Ayn Rand Alongside Karl Marx

The Open Syllabus Project shows that Karl Marx is the most assigned political philosopher on college campuses. That's a problem. → Read More


How a McDonald’s Gig Helped Propel Olympian Quanesha Burks to Tokyo

Quanesha Burks is not the first high achiever whose early years included a stint under the golden arches. There's a lesson there for people willing to see it. → Read More


Justice Thomas Points Out the Government's Pot Policies Don’t Even Make Sense Anymore

In a scathing rebuke, Clarence Thomas noted the federal government's current approach to marijuana is "a half-in, half-out regime that simultaneously tolerates and forbids local use of marijuana." And he was just getting started. → Read More


Flight Times May Soon Be Cut in Half—Thanks to Capitalism

Passenger jets faster than the speed of sound? United Airlines recently announced a deal to buy fifteen of them. Here's how it happened. → Read More


Biden: The ‘Capitalist’ Who Isn’t

During a recent speech in Ohio, President Joe Biden told listeners, “I’m a capitalist.” Is he though? → Read More


DeSantis’s ‘Big Tech Bill’ Is Actually a Step Closer to the World Orwell Feared

For the past several years, everyone from Sacha Baron Cohen to Elizabeth Warren to Donald Trump has advocated for strict new regulations on tech companies. But Florida’s new “Big Tech Bill” is not the solution it seems. → Read More