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Why is our criminal justice system not working? What philosophic principles, if adopted, would make it work? Why does racism persist? Is racial identification ever relevant and rational?
The misconceptions of our trade wars with other countries. Is it a good idea to buy American? How can the evidence of the senses be proven reliable, if proof itself is based on sensory data?
Can America withstand the shock of massive immigration resulting from an open border policy? Is a proper personal morality predicated on what is good for society?
Why isn't philosophy popular? How do many people choose a philosophy, and how should they? What role does art play in philosophy?
What is fundamentally wrong with our educational system? Should students be taught facts or principles? What should be educations prime objective? Does morality require you to always tell the truth? What about white lies, lies told not to hurt others, lies to court favor, lies to the IRS? To whom ought you never lie?
Why are lobbyists vital presently in our society; and what political change would make them unnecessary? If you were offered a million dollars to misstate your philosophic position on a radio show, would you?
If, prior to 1861, a slave had petitioned for based on his right to life, what should the Supreme Court have ruled? What standard should be used to interpret the Constitution? Doesnt everyone act in his or her own interest? Dont altruists get personal pride and pleasure from what they do? How should selfishness be defined?
Is gambling immoral? Do we have a Constitutional right to open a casino anywhere in the U.S.? What reasons support our military involvement in foreign countries? Is combating genocide one of them?
Do investigative journalism programs pervert our judicial system? Should TV producers be liable for damages caused by true, but misleading, statements and innuendos made on their programs? Pros and cons of the jury system.
Should heroin be sold in the supermarket? Would legalizing hard drugs reduce or increase crime? What obligations do parents owe to children in terms of philosophical education?
Animals: Is it rational to love them, feel compassionate toward them, and then eat them? Do not all living things have a natural right to life? Do children have an obligation to provide support to needy elderly parents?
Does the right to life include the right to commit suicide? What function, if any, should grades play in an ideal educational system? David Kelley on Smoking.
On the IN FOCUS radio program, David Kelley, Founder and Director of The Atlas Society, and author of The Evidence of the Senses, Unrugged Individualism: The Selfish Basis of Benevolence, and other works, and Ray Newman, talk show host and commentator, explored the application of Objectivist principles to a broad range of important personal and social issues.
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