The Profitability of Morality

September 22nd, 2010

By Brianna Aubin They say that morality is unprofitable, and profitability immoral.  But is it actually true?  Look at the story of two banks, one which adhered to an inflexible moral code and another which chased the almighty dollar, and check your premises for yourself: One bank, chaired by an individual with a deep moral code, […]


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The Lesson of Hank Rearden

September 15th, 2010

By Brianna Aubin In Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged, the character Hank Rearden was a supremely moral man whose faults sprang from his conflicts with the destructive moral code of his enemies, and an inability to understand the nature and purpose of those enemies.  In Atlas, Rand literally cast the enemies of Rearden (and the other heroes of the novel) as […]


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Losing the Real Culture War

August 9th, 2010

By Dr. Jim Taylor In recent decades, America has become embroiled in a so-called “culture war” between the right and left, red states and blue states. This culture war, supposedly fought over the moral values that are intended to guide our country, has created a schism so wide and seemingly so insurmountable that, as we […]


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The Right To Judge

June 11th, 2010

By Brianna Aubin A question I heard rather a lot during my teenage years, for reasons I will not go into here, was “Who are you to judge?” I was not free to reply, but if I had been so my answer would have been succinct:  “Human.” To judge is to come to a moral […]


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Temptation

February 24th, 2009

Put yourself in this situation: Your friend tells you there’s a beautiful and peaceful lake down the road. There is a locked gate and a “No Trespassing” sign around the gate. Your friend tells you that there’s a key under a rock by the gate. You get the key and unlock the gate and go in. […]


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