Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sep
24
2012

Economics of Peace

24, Sep

By Katie Kieffer

Image credit: "Afghanistan Observes 2007 International Peace Day" by United Nations Photo on Flickr via Creative Commons.

How would a free market entrepreneur approach Afghan foreign policy?

After all, our politicians seem incompetent on foreign policy given the soaring suicide rate among active duty U.S. military personnel, increasing insider attacks against NATO troops by our Afghan “allies” and numerous civilian casualties. Continue reading

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Sep
17
2012

Bringing Selfish Back

17, Sep

By Katie Kieffer

"Selfish Reflections." Copyright Katie Kieffer, all rights reserved.

Step aside, Justin Timberlake. Let’s bring selfish back, y’all!

Last week, I wrote that if you are a Christian, you must embrace Ayn Rand’s economic philosophy (capitalism). Today, I will explore this further. Continue reading

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Sep
11
2012

Freedom Through Neutrality

11, Sep

By Katie Kieffer

9/11 Art. Copyright Amie Kieffer. All rights reserved.

It is not enough to remember 9/11. As Congressman Ron Paul pointed out, we must also proactively adjust our own foreign policy so as to prevent a repeat of that fatal day. Certainly, American citizens did not cause militant terrorists to crash suicide planes full of innocent passengers into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, VA and a Pennsylvania field (missing the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.). However, corrupt politicians and a puerile foreign policy played a role in inciting blowback. Continue reading

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Sep
10
2012

Christianity is Compatible with Ayn Rand

10, Sep

By Katie Kieffer

Downtown Manhattan

Increasingly, priests and pastors are preaching that socialism (in the name of “social justice”) is Christ-like. In truth, capitalism, not socialism, reflects Christian values. I think Christians would be less likely to embrace socialism if they understood that the economic philosophy of Ayn Rand is compatible with Christianity. Continue reading

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