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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

    Role of Government

    Prometheus
    By Prometheus,
    A friend of mine, when we were discussing the role of a government, argued that the government has some form of basic social resposibility, like that of providing primary education to children. So i'd like to pose your'll the question of what exactly is the role of a government in a capitalist society. Does it have any form of social responsibility? Could someone also point me in the direction of how to learn more about capitalism, right from scratch. An explanation of it's principles would be highly appreciated, if someone has the time for it. thank you for your time, dinesh.

    Workplace safety regulations

    Apprentice
    By Apprentice,
    Can anyone point me to a thread discussing government involvement in regulating safety in private businesses? I haven't been able to find quite what I'm looking for yet and am not sure if it's been discussed. I'm in an argument with someone over this and need to solidify my position a bit. Thank you--sorry if this request is in the wrong place!

    Greetings from the Socialist "Paradise" of Sweden.

    EGO
    By EGO,
    Hi! My name is Martin Lindeskog. I have been an Objectivist since the mid-80's. For more information, please check out my blog EGO. Best Premises, Martin Lindeskog - American in Spirit. Gothenburg, Sweden (a.k.a. the socialist "paradise").

    Florida newbie

    ZiggyKD
    By ZiggyKD,
    Hey, my name is David Sediles, student of Objectivism from Tallahassee, FL, though originally from Miami. I'm 20 and currently attend Florida State University, where I'm a mechanical engineering major. I've known about this site for a while, though I never really browsed the forum much until recently -- a couple of very interesting threads here convinced me that I should join the forum.

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