Neoliberalism in the American military and its impact on civilians

In this enlightening article, Jennifer Mittelstadt writes about the neoliberal agenda to privatize and outsource the retirement and health care benefits of military personnel and their families.  Though many in civilian life might find this specific only to the military but as Mittelstadt so correctly notes, the impact of market reforms to military health care […]

The Machines want your job: rock on Foxconn!

Capitalism as an economic system must grow in order to make capital for the owners of the means of production.  Growth and cost cutting are the heart and soul of capitalism.  As a system, exploitative wage labor is keeping the cost of wages as low as possible and this is the trick in accumulating profits. Now, […]

Ayn Rand’s Politics of Self-Interest

(This is part four of a four-part series on the ethics and political theory of Ayn Rand, written exclusively for The Daily Censored, by Dr. Robert Abele, professor of philosophy at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area.) ON RIGHTS—Rand asserts that a “free society” is synonymous with “capitalism” (The Virtue of Selfishness, […]

Ayn Rand’s Politics of Self-Interest (Part 3)

(This is part three of a four-part series on the ethics and political theory of Ayn Rand, written exclusively for The Daily Censored, by Dr. Robert Abele, professor of philosophy at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area.) Let us begin our analysis of the politics of Ayn Rand with a key claim […]

Ayn Rand and the Philosophy of Individualism (Part II)

(This is part two of a four-part series on the ethics and political theory of Ayn Rand, written exclusively for The Daily Censored, by Dr. Robert Abele, professor of philosophy at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area.) We ended the last section by outlining Rand’s attempt to close the “is/ought” gap by […]

Ayn Rand and the Philosophy of Individualism (Part I)

(This is part one of a four-part series on the ethics and political theory of Ayn Rand, written exclusively for The Daily Censored, by Dr. Robert Abele, professor of philosophy at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area.)   Ayn Rand has become the darling of both neoliberals and, unfortunately, many young people […]

Republicans, Ayn Rand, and Satanism?

  In the interest of full disclosure, I consider myself spiritually agnostic. That said, can I get a Hallelujah! Some Christians are finally getting hip to the fact that Republicans have been worshiping at the altar of Ayn Rand, and unwittingly the Church of Satan. I kid you not. Well, at least the part about […]