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One of Ayn Rand’s lesser-known works of fiction paints a disturbingly familiar picture of cancel culture

Recent legislators, activists, and education reformers have promised to lead us into a new world of equity. No longer will some groups have a different lifestyle from others. No longer will some groups have a different education from others. There will be reform or else, Hawk Newsome warns, “we will burn down this system and replace it.”

For a preview of these glories, we have only to open Ayn Rand’s Anthem. In this dystopian novella, collectivists achieve their ideal by burning cities and books, then implementing central planning. Now everyone is equal: equally poor, equally housed, equally limited in what they can say and do and think.

Tesla’s Autopilot proving safer than human driving

According to the latest data available for Tesla’s autopilot feature, the company has registered one accident for every 4.53 miles driven in autopilot mode in the United States. For those driving a Tesla without Autopilot and without the active safety features, the company registered one accident for every 1.56 million miles driven. By comparison, NHTSA’s most recent data shows that in the United States there is one automobile crash every 479,000 miles.

Intermittent Fasting Healthy?

People tout the benefits of so-called intermittent fasting. The weight-loss trend — which calls for drastically reducing your calorie intake a couple of days a week — is everywhere these days, with fans in both health bloggers and personal trainers… Read More ›