From Family Security Matters, are conservative principles the foundation of American liberty? From TAC, finding Atlas: As Ayn Rand’s sales soar, remember Isabel Paterson, the woman who inspired her; how right was Reagan? At a time when they should be returning to first principles, conservatives look instead to their favorite matinee idol; and what would Burke do? Reviving the Constitution depends on restoring the tie between church and state. Science, spirituality, and some mismatched socks: Researchers turn up evidence of "spooky" quantum behavior and put it to work in encryption and philosophy. The past and future of human rights: Barack Obama could be America’s first human rights president. When it comes to Marx, there's no time like the present. Tyler Cowen on how to keep your job: Forget boasting and flattery — if you want to avoid getting laid off, right now it's all about the money. Brad DeLong on our future as a financial colony. Build your own nation: An article on the case for micronations and artificial islands. Hell in the Pacific: Lessons from Nauru, the brokest country on Earth. Kristen Sheeran and Mindy Lubber on the cost of climate change inaction. Does nature have economic value? Ecological economists know the price of everything — and the value of nothing.