Who wants good people in government? Good people should be in the private sector. Helping us out, helping themselves out in the private sector. We want schmoes in government. We want people who can’t find the doorknob. Why waste productive people, as well as looting the taxpayer? –Murray Rothbard
“My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.”–Ayn Rand
In terms of results in the measurable form of jobs created, lives enriched, communities built, living standards raised, and poverty healed, a handful of capitalists has done infinitely more for mankind than all the self-serving politicians, academics, social workers, and religionists who march under the banner of compassion.—Nathaniel Branden
We’re told that democracy dies in darkness. My own take on the subject? Liberty perishes in an orgy of unearned guilt and other psychological conflicts. Psychological problems develop when people hold contradictory, irrational or unsustainable ideas, ideas such as, “Someone is coming to rescue me,” or, “I shouldn’t have to be totally responsible for myself.” —Michael J. Hurd
Michael J. Hurd is an American psychologist. He is an Objectivist, and he has authored several books and hosted of a talk radio program, offering opinions on psychology and psychotherapy from that perspective. As of 2017, his practice and offices are located in Bethany Beach, Delaware. His works can be found @ drhurd.com.