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    Objectivism Is The Everyman's Philosophy

    In the universe, what you see is what you get,

    figuring it out for yourself is the way to happiness,

    and each person's independence is respected by all

  • Rand's Philosophy in Her Own Words

    • "Metaphysics: Objective Reality"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed/Wishing won’t make it so." "The universe exists independent of consciousness"
    • "Epistemology: Reason" "You can’t eat your cake and have it, too." "Thinking is man’s only basic virtue"
    • "Ethics: Self-interest" "Man is an end in himself." "Man must act for his own rational self-interest" "The purpose of morality is to teach you[...] to enjoy yourself and live"
    • "Politics: Capitalism" "Give me liberty or give me death." "If life on earth is [a man's] purpose, he has a right to live as a rational being"
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    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Things 1. Over the past couple of weeks, I've taken my kids sans Mrs. Van Horn to see their cousins in Mississippi and in California. The latter trip included a long layover in Nashville due to a delayed flight. There, desperation drove me to an internet search of things for kids to do at airports. Nothing I could use turned up, but I did find a list from Parenting of airports with play areas and other fun activities. I've bookmarked it for possible later use and am passing it on for the

    Economics textbook writer vs. Economics journalist

    By moss,
    Bringing your attention to an interesting conversation and discursive to and fro taking place between Gregory Mankiw and Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson about the need to tear out or not our economics textbooks. Find the to and fro here on Washington Post and here on Mankiw’s blog post titled ‘Not So Fast’. Author of the popular textbook ‘Principles of Macroeconomics’, wrote back stingingly saying that the days of textbooks are far from over. It makes for an interesting read. This sta

    Reblogged:Venting for Psychological Distance?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Since I use the Emacs text editor for almost all of my writing, I keep abreast of related news, including occasional looks at a couple of Emacs-centric blogs. On one of these, Irreal, I ran across a post whose author admittedly rankled from a disparaging remark about his preferred software. And, yes, I'll admit enjoying this part of his reaction to the contention that "the cool kids" don't use Emacs: It sure does feel good not to be one of those superficial people who always go for the latest

    Carl Barney and NYT article

    By HandyHandle,
    The article “The Times Smiles and Sneers at Carl Barney, Ayn Rand, and Private Colleges” from last year’s The Objective Standard reviews the then recent New York Times article “An Ayn Rand Acolyte Selling Students a Self-Made Dream” (there’s a link to it in the TOS article). The NYT article says that Carl Barney “admits with some embarrassment” of “dabbling briefly ... in Scientology.”  Anyone know about this?  Do you think it matters?  

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