First, a quick announcement about a change in The Objective Standard’s publishing schedule: Beginning with the Fall 2013 issue, the quarterly will be published a month earlier than in the past. The new schedule is as follows.

  • Fall: print edition mails on August 15, electronic editions post on August 20;
  • Winter: November 15, November 20;
  • Spring: February 15, February 20;
  • Summer: May 15, May 20.

Correspondingly, the Fall 2013 print edition of TOS will be mailed tomorrow, and the electronic versions—including online (HTML), ebook, audio, and Kindle—will be posted on August 20.

The contents of the Fall issue are:


The Roots of the IRS Scandal
Steve Simpson

Nuclear Energy: The Safe, Clean, Cost-Effective Alternative
Thomas Eiden

Dr. Josh Umbehr on the Concierge Medicine Revolution
Interviewed by Ari Armstrong


Les Misérables, directed by Tom Hooper
Reviewed by Zachary Huffman

Oz the Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi
Reviewed by Ari Armstrong

Star Trek: The Original Films
Reviewed by Ari Armstrong


The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire, by Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy
Reviewed by Alexander V. Marriott

The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy—How to Save Yourself and Your Country, by Peter D. Schiff
Reviewed by Michael Dahlen

Living Proof, by Kira Peikoff
Reviewed by Mikayla Callen

The Chronicles of Prydain, by Lloyd Alexander
Reviewed by Daniel Wahl

Killing Floor, by Lee Child
Reviewed by Ari Armstrong


Scientists Advance 3D Printing toward Fabrication of Living Tissues and Functional Organs
Mikayla Callen

Teach Rational Morality, Not Religious Dogma
Natalie Ogle

Government Has No Business in Broadband Business
Michael A. LaFerrara

Apple’s Tax Avoidance Justifies Moral Outrage—Toward Those Harassing and Smearing Apple
Ari Armstrong

There Is No Right to Religious Proselytizing in U.S. Military
Natalie Ogle

Federal Ownership of California’s Resources Hinders Oil Production
David Biederman

Get Government Out of Student Loans
Zachary Huffman

Obama Gets Rights Wrong; Americans Need to Get Them Right
Stephen Bourque

Government Involvement in Organ Donation Constitutes Death Panels
Ari Armstrong

Celebrate Sarah Murnaghan’s Life; Demand an End to Government Death Panels
Ari Armstrong

Superman’s Moral Ambitiousness
Ari Armstrong

A Heroic Mission Saved Ancient Manuscripts from Islamic Barbarians
Derrick Nantz

Homeschooling Family Shows That Children Can Learn More and Faster
Robert Begley

Members of Congress Misrepresent Food Stamp Program and Ignore Its Injustice
Ari Armstrong

Valedictorian’s Speech Highlights Problems Inherent in Government Schools
Natalie Ogle

A Miraculous Pope?
Ari Armstrong

Freedom and Fracking Fuel Investment in Texas
David Biederman

Obama’s War on Energy Producers and Consumers
Ari Armstrong

Dwyane Wade and Miami Heat Put the “I” in Win
Joseph Kellard

Celebrating Civil War Victories and Individualism
Robert Begley

Death by Prayer: Christian Fundamentalist Parents Denied Their Children Medicine and Watched Them Die
Natalie Ogle

Oil Developers’ Innovative Technology Breathes New Life into Legendary Oilfield
David Biederman

Justice Department and Congress Commit Massive Act of Injustice against Apple, Et Al.
Ari Armstrong

Contra Robert Reich, Some Firefighters Are Rationally Selfish
Joseph Kellard

Texas Anti-Abortion Bill Abnegates Rights
Ari Armstrong


From the Editor

Letters to the Editor

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Enjoy the issue and have a wonderful fall!

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