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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:You Get What You Train For

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    According to Word Spy, "ghosting" refers to a collection of rude behaviors that include, "[l]eaving a party, event, or group surreptitiously or without saying goodbye; [and] leaving a relationship without breaking it off." And according to LinkedIn Editor-at-Large Chip Cutter, "[p]eople are 'ghosting' at work, and it's driving companies crazy." The following part of his article was quite amusing for reasons I'll note shortly: Having sent my share of job applications in to black holes over a seri

    Reblogged:No "Power Imbalance" Under Capitalism

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Like Walter Williams and many others, I have a "trade deficit" with my grocer, and I agree with him that it is wrong to analyze foreign trade with that statistic. That said, an article that buys into that fallacy does make an interesting point about the United States and Canada as trading partners vis-à-vis Britain as part of the EU: My discounting of the near-zero "trade deficit" that the author homes in on aside, both countries clearly greatly benefit from free trade. They do so, not because

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    Bold Standard
    By Bold Standard,
    I put one of my songs up on Myspace at www.myspace.com/epistemelody. It's called "Otto." Kinda rough-- I did it on my friend's multitrack in a couple of hours. Everything is written and performed by me..

    Reblogged:Another Anti-Electoral College Scheme

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Yet another article that misrepresents the United States as a "democracy" offers up a "fix" for the not broken electoral college system. Unlike the (purposely) cumbersome method of amending the Constitution or the (fortunately) slow process of gaining new members for the (probably unconstitutional) "National Popular Vote" interstate compact, the purported selling point for this proposal is that it could be put in place quickly. That is, to (probably) effectively bypass the Electoral College (at

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