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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:Dishwasher Woes? Blame Central Planning.

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Readers here might already know about how central planning affects everything from suburban street layout to architecture to automobile design. It is still worthwhile to head on over to Issues and Insights, where John Merline writes about how they affect dishwashers, gas cans, and cars. Regarding the first of these, Merline asks, "Have you ever wondered why dishwashers today take twice as long to do a worse job of cleaning dishes?" As a new homeowner (with a cruddy new dishwasher), I can unfort

    Reblogged:Practically Everyone is Wrong About Recycling

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Over at Medium is an post by Robert Wiblin with the promising title, "What You Think About Landfill and Recycling Is Probably Totally Wrong." He opens by noting that his "impression is that most people have an extremely inaccurate perception of the merits of recycling and throwing things away." Amen to that. Wiblin then proceeds to marshal a wide array of facts that any opponent of this practice should find useful, to reach conclusions that he regards as "the boring consensus view among people w

    Reblogged:Lifting Up? Dumbing Down? Both?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    After listening to one of Alex Epstein's Human Flourishing Project podcasts, I found myself intrigued by the title of a blog post he mentioned and I subsequently read, "Why Books Don't Work." This is a very thought-provoking and clearly-written essay of about 4,600 words, and considers the problem, common even among the educated, of people realizing how little information they actually retain from reading books. More important the author, Andy Matuschak, also offers some thoughts on what to do a

    Reblogged:10 Year Anniversary!

    Roderick Fitts
    By Roderick Fitts,
    I can't believe it's been 10 years since I started Inductive Quest! This blog's content has shifted along with my attention and focus over the years, so thank you to those who've stuck it out over the years to learn my thoughts on the topic of induction. Continue...Link to Original

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