Thomas Walker-Werth

Thomas Walker-Werth is associate editor at The Objective Standard and a fellow at both Objective Standard Institute and Foundation for Economic Education. He is currently writing his first full-length book, Reason for Living: A Rational, Fact-Based Approach to Living Your Best Life. See more of his work at walker-werth.com.
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Jeff Bezos Blue Origin rocket

Thank You to the Heroes of Space Tourism

2021 has been a breakthrough year for space tourism. Although many rightly celebrate these impressive achievements, a large number of people in the press and on social media have criticized them, claiming the money spent on these missions would be better spent fighting poverty or climate change. These detractors make several major errors.

Join OSI at Battle of Ideas in London

Calling all European lovers of liberty! OSI will have a table at the Battle of Ideas conference in London, October 9–10, 2021, where we will have a selection of OSI materials. Thomas Walker and Elliott Hill will be there to discuss ideas and answer any questions...

Environmentalists Show Their Disregard for Human Life

Over the past week, environmentalist “protesters” affiliated with the “Insulate Britain” movement have twice blocked the M25, Britain’s busiest motorway. The reaction from the British police has been absurd. They’ve given these rights violators multiple polite...

Cut Out the Unnecessary Negativity of News and Social Media

Do you ever find yourself feeling depressed about the state of the world? Do you ever feel scared about what might happen in the future? Perhaps about COVID-19, a potential war with China, terrorism, or climate change? Do your friends often discuss how awful things...

Unstoppable Momentum: The Music of Joe Satriani

When the fourteen-year-old Joe Satriani learned, during high school football practice in 1970, of the passing of his musical hero Jimi Hendrix, he walked over to the coach and quit to become a guitarist.  Over the next sixteen years, he taught guitar lessons,...

How We Strengthened Our Relationship in Times of Lockdown

We had just started our long-distance relationship when governments closed borders in response to COVID-19—with one of us in the United States and the other in the UK. The pandemic and the lockdowns imposed in response to it could not have come at a worse time for...

How to Make Work Something You Love

For many people, “work” is a word with unpleasant associations. Children associate it with the burden of school work, which they have to do, like it or not. Many adults associate it with a nine-to-five job, an onerous chore that they believe they must endure in...

The Golden Era of American Railroads

Rail travel in America today leaves much to be desired. State-funded operator Amtrak has a well-earned reputation for slow, often late trains, running on inconvenient schedules and using outdated equipment. It wasn’t always like that. While browsing through an...

Iron Maiden performing

Still Rocking at Sixty: The Endless Vitality of Iron Maiden

There are few things as wonderful to watch as musicians playing live and clearly loving every moment of it. A great musical performance, especially in an energetic genre like heavy metal, requires far more than just going on stage and playing a song. It’s a...