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Start With Freedom

Once upon a time company men signed on for life. They might have had frustrated inner lives like characters by Cheever, Bellow or Wilson, but they provided a nice living for a growing family on one income. They were mostly loyal vassals and were rewarded for loyalty by their lords, especially if they worked for […]

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Who Is John Galt?

Ayn Rand is a polarizing figure. You may love her or hate her but she is hard to ignore. Rand was among the greatest champions of individuality in the 20th century, at a time when it was very much in vogue to believe that individuals count for little and have no rights other than what […]

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Remove Energy

The most impactful homily I ever heard in church came from a guest deacon at our local parish. He was a big bear of a man with a sonorous bass voice that he knew how to use to full effect.  His talk, which could not have been more than ten minutes long, impressed me deeply […]

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Horatio Alger’s Dead; No, No, He’s Outside Looking In

America has always loved rags to riches stories. We still like to see nobodies make good trough pluck or pep or whatever name that special quality goes by anymore. It is ironic that a book often cited as the ‘Great American Novel’ is The Great Gatsby, which is about how Ragged Dick gets rich by […]