Luke and Steve discuss the Count Dankula court-case, give an insight into the Objectivist Epistemology and discuss how the two are interlinked - how a rejection of reality itself is integral in society's main issues. Listen below, or on our Soundcloud site.
Luke is joined by Steve Bracken to discuss a multitude of topics in the first edition of our podcast, This Is John Galt Speaking. Feel free to listen below in the embedded module, or on Soundcloud:
This essay follows the logic and arguments made by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson in their book "Why Nations Fail." All research was conducted by Acemoglu, Robinson and their team. At its height the Roman Empire spanned much of the known world from modern day Iraq in the east, Portugal in the west, Scotland to the … Continue reading How a failure to secure property rights caused the decline of Ancient Rome
N.B: Below is an introductory piece that I wrote to be adapted for the purposes of being given as a talk. It is intended as an entry point for those unfamiliar with Objectivism (or some aspects of it - say if one were to hold an understanding of Rand's philosophy but has not looked into … Continue reading Introduction to the ideas of Ayn Rand: reason, self-interest and capitalism
Dear Galtline readers, Below is a link to my letter to the editor at The Undercurrent, 'Objectivism As A Life Changing Philosophy'; the piece is a short read about how engaging with the ideas of Ayn Rand can have a deep and profound effect on one's view of life - and most importantly one's actions. … Continue reading New piece on The Undercurrent: ‘Objectivism As A Life Changing Philosophy’.
Luke visited Freemason's Hall in London to gain a greater understanding of Freemasonry's place in the modern cultural environment. Freemasonry is a practice that pre-dates modern civilisation. As can often prove useful when tracing origins, we can break the word into its two constituent parts for clarity. Masonry, as a craft of distinguished skill, was … Continue reading Freemasonry’s new culture of openness
A common argument set against social justice culture is that it relies too heavily on the trope of constructs. It would be naïve, however, just to record this as a hitch in modern ‘progressive’ values: it is a philosophical problem at large. Part of this naivety comes from those of a culturally conservative persuasion, wielding … Continue reading The danger of philosophy without reality
Capitalism, above any other ideology, is one that promotes unlimited growth. It is also the most morally sound economic system in use today with its emphasis on freedom and its absence of force - even in its current mixed economy embodiment. Dr Yaron Brook, Chairman of the Board at the Ayn Rand Institute, presents many … Continue reading Capitalism is moral
The next few weeks see the centenary of the October Revolution (commonly referred to as Red October) which kick-started the 74-year existence of the Soviet Union – the rise and fall of a failed communist experiment. This seems a perfect moment to ask, despite an estimated 56-62 million ‘unnatural deaths’ in the USSR overall (34-49 … Continue reading Communism isn’t cool
Here I introduce the beginnings of a theory on online media production, which will be part of a broader set of writings in this area. The digital media landscape begun its adolescence in the 1990’s. The tail end of this adolescence, the present-day manifestation of the internet, has left us with a quickly developing environment … Continue reading Introducing a theory of online media