Jeffrey Tucker’s tribute to dead philosopher more useful than political speech on race

Individualism has long appealed to me, and of late, I’ve been trying to study key figures who’ve written about it in the past. I practically wallowed in Ayn Rand for years, and of course did some reading on Thomas Hobbes. Via other writers’ works and essays, I bumped into Tibor R. Machan who passed away in 2016 as the US presidential election kicked into high gear with the energy of a muscle car blowing past my 176-horsepower vehicle on I-95. Continue reading “Jeffrey Tucker’s tribute to dead philosopher more useful than political speech on race”

On US Independence Day, praise Mr. Smith who didn’t go to Washington

July 4 is a big day in our family because it’s a holiday bringing us together to enjoy the outdoors, grill some great food, and pop off fireworks. We do all this, and we say a blessing of thanks for the country we live in. When I think of gratitude, I’m not thinking of gratitude to the government. I think of gratitude to everyday Americans who make this country what it is. On this July 4, I’m thinking of a non-celebrity hero who took it upon himself to help others, and it had nothing to do with a government mandate or lobbying some politician in Washington for federal dollars. Continue reading “On US Independence Day, praise Mr. Smith who didn’t go to Washington”