Entries by Marsha

The Problem With Selfishness

by Marsha Familaro Enright Abstract Ayn Rand argued that “selfish” is the correct designation for a person living according to the Objectivist Ethics, that selfishness is a virtue. The accuracy of this claim is examined along with the meaning of “selfish,” the wider implications for the Objectivist Ethics, and ethics in general. Alternatives to the […]

The Habit of Hope

For most of man’s existence on Earth, the universe has been anything but benevolent. Famines, floods, and earthquakes have destroyed whole populations. The plague ravaged Europe during the Middle Ages. Even in the nineteenth century, two out of three people died as children. On the frontier, starvation was not that uncommon after a long winter […]

Teaching Freedom: Incorporating the Principles of a Free Society into Pedagogy

by Rachel Davison Oak Farm Montessori School and Marsha Familaro Enright* The Reason, Individualism, Freedom Institute Teaching Freedom Illustrations‎ Abstract Free Enterprise educators are urged to examine their educational principles and align their classroom practice with their advocacy of liberty by providing a classroom environment that develops the virtues as well as the ideas needed […]

Flourishing Through Education in the Creative Destruction of Capitalism: The Science and Educational Principles of The Great Connections Program

By Marsha Familaro Enright President, The Reason, Individualism, Freedom Institute, sponsor of The Great Connections Program The Economic Stage is Set In recent decades, the creative destruction of capitalism has changed the face of the U.S. economy, destroying many former giants of industry like TWA and Montgomery Wards, integrating others into colossal conglomerates, like GE. […]

Maria Montessori: The Liberator of Children

By Marsha Familaro Enright Originally published in Free Voices, Spring 2013 One hundred and thirty two years ago last August in Chiaravalle, on the northeast coast of Italy, a baby girl was born who became the founder of a liberation movement: the liberation of children. Her work ignited interest around the world and is controversial […]

Tom Wolfe, American Iconoclast

  Tom Wolfe, American Iconoclast by Marsha Familaro Enright Originally published in The New Individualist, Fall, 2006 Tom Wolfe is one of the most original, honest and unfettered contemporary observers of American culture alive today. Originator of the New Journalism in the ‘60’s, Wolfe’s fiction-like forays in reporting have kept him at the leading edge […]