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Tom Haws

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    Tom Haws
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  • Biography/Intro
    father of 3, cultural Mormon, pacifist, voluntary poverty
  • Experience with Objectivism
    Watched the Fountainhead in 1989.
  • School or University
    Brigham Young University
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    civil engineering, programming
  1. Tom Haws

    Objectivism and Helplessness

    p.s. I also like the idea that child rearing is a good related subject.
  2. Tom Haws

    Objectivism and Helplessness

    That is a pretty good answer, Eiuol. If I am hearing right, you are saying that Objectivism has something to do with free market economics. I thought that the information might be easiest found in fictional stories or novels since the birth of Objectivism or at least the most influential/persuasive descriptions of it seem to be in the fictional novels of Ayn Rand including Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. Since those two novels don't treat the subject of this thread, I wondered if there might be other novels or essays by Rand or subsequent Objectivist thinkers/practicioners that go in that direction. If I understand you correctly, you are telling me that there are not. And you are suggesting that the closest thing might be the subjects of medicine and aid from an economist perspective that might be expected to have Objectivist leanings. If I have understood correctly, I thank you for your help answering my question. Enjoy your new year. Have a great 2017.
  3. Tom Haws

    Objectivism and Helplessness

    That is indeed a good start. Are there any books or essays that describe in fictional or philosophical detail the operational possibilities of a model objectivist society that includes and discusses people in their respective degrees of interdependency and varying ability including infants, ill, and aged and those objectivists who relate to them most closely?
  4. Are there books or articles I can read that discuss objectivism and helplessness or objectivism and dependents? (In case this isn't clear, I am thinking of the young, aged, sick, and disabled.)