Craig Biddle

Craig Biddle

Craig is cofounder and director of education at Objective Standard Institute, cofounder and editor in chief of The Objective Standard, and executive director of Prometheus Foundation. He is the author of Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest and the Facts that Support It; Rational Egoism: The Morality for Human Flourishing; and the forthcoming Moral Truths Your Parents, Preachers, and Teachers Don’t Want You to Know. He is currently working on his fourth book, “Thinking in Principles.” For updates on his work, join his mailing list at

TOS-Con Is On!

I’m delighted to announce that TOS-Con 2021: Philosophy for Freedom and Flourishing (Boston Marriott, July 21–24) is a definite go! Effective May 29, the Massachusetts government is ending all mask mandates and limits on the number of people at gatherings. Because...

On Choosing to Be a Younger Son

Why do some people excel in life while others stagnate? Many factors are at play, but none is more powerful than free will. We can choose to think or not to think, to exert mental effort or not to do so. That’s our fundamental choice. And choosing to...

Why We Created OSI

Many people live unhappy lives because they accept philosophic ideas that undermine personal happiness, such as “Being moral consists in selflessly serving others.” Likewise, many advocate and live under statist or tyrannical regimes because they accept ideas that...

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