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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"
  • Objectivism Online Chat

    Reblogged:HR 1 vs. the First Amendment

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Rich Lowry rightly decries HR-1, proposed by the new Democrat-run House in the name of campaign finance "reform," as the potent attack on freedom of speech that it is. Noting that even the ACLU opposes this bill, Lowry indicates that it compares poorly even against campaign finance laws already on the books: Let's set aside the impropriety of having campaign finance law at all: Lowry's comparison is a chilling reminder of a point Ayn Rand made several times decades ago about the perils of what

    Media Matters vs. Tucker Carlson

    MisterSwig
    By MisterSwig,
    Media Matters has released some research on Tucker Carlson, related to old appearances he made on a "shock jock" radio program. They are highlighting alleged sexist and racist remarks he made on air with Bubba the Love Sponge. So far Fox News has taken no action and continues to broadcast Carlson's TV show. Carlson refuses to apologize and accuses Media Matters of being motivated by a hostility to free speech. I don't care much for Media Matters or Tucker Carlson, but

    The Passion of Ayn Rand: What's the Big Deal?

    DonAthos
    By DonAthos,
    So, I just today finished reading Barbara Branden's biography of Rand, The Passion of Ayn Rand, and I have to say, I don't really understand why it caused a furor in the Objectivist community (or so I have been told as I was not around to witness the reception firsthand). Maybe it's a generational thing, belonging to a very specific time and place, but could anyone with the experience I lack help me to understand the nature of the controversy? What was it about Rand's portrayal that was so

    Reblogged:Let's Raise a Glass to Monsanto!

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Michael Fumento offers a welcome dose of sanity to the latest scare-mongering about glyphosate, the active ingredient in the widely-used weed killer, Roundup. Among other things is the following, which also occurred to me when I heard similar foolishness about the chemical popping up in breakfast cereals last year: But just in case anyone might still wonder why we aren't all fighting cancer by now, Fumento reviews the extensive testing this chemical has already undergone -- which has also indi

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