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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:Do Both Parties Plan to Use Impeachment?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    I agree with Scott Holleran that the rush to impeach President Trump is symptomatic of a more general decline in America. In fact, much of what is unfolding now is neatly summarized by the following paragraph: Both parties crudely understand the above. First, this explains why the cynical Nancy Pelosi suddenly wants to rush the job -- after fending off proponents for so long: And later: In other words, Pelosi wants impeachment to be not even in the rear-view mirror come election time next year


    Harrison Danneskjold
    By Harrison Danneskjold,
    For those who don't know, at some point we will be able to cure senescence (or the aging process) as long as we don't blow ourselves up first.   Now, to cure senescence is not the same as curing death. We'd still be able to starve (meaning we'd all still need jobs), catch ebola, suffocate or get run over. Nobody would be Ayn Rands "immortal and indestructible robot"; there simply wouldn't be any hard cap on our potential life spans. In fact, given enough time without the bigg

    Reblogged:Innovation in Comedy

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Cal Newport, author of Deep Work, passes along productivity advice he gleaned from Steve Martin's Born Standing Up. From the comments comes a link to a Smithsonian piece by Martin that Newport agrees would -- in about twenty minutes' of reading time -- provide "more nuance on Martin's story" than his own already worthwhile post. It's also enjoyable reading, as the below early passage shows: Martin continues, noting, "And for the next eight years, I rolled it up a hill like Sisyphus." I recal

    Favorite Book(s) of All Time

    By nakulanb,
    Frankenstein by Mary Shelly.

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