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Richard Lyons

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    My beliefs are not Rand's. But I enjoy her company nonetheless.
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    The Fountainhead
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  1. I'd say climate change is real, reducing emissions is a good idea. I'd say I've got a theory man-made climate change is a con job akin to Michael Crichton's 'State of Fear'. I think it's ludicrous to suggest stopping making petrol cars at some arbitrary date agreed by some do gooders with no care about the knock on effect for the voters who can't even imagine buying a three year old car let alone buying an electric one. Don't get me wrong I own an old car rather than a hire purchase one by choice. Sorry I ramble it's what I do. Guess what I'm saying is lasting conservation efforts are worthwhile. A bit of knowledge about the world is a useful thing. A bit of perspective is a very important thing. And let's just hope the deniers turn out to be right. I'm scared of being wrong but I don't suggest turning the planet into an ash tray even if I don't believe in AGW.
  2. Hello to you too. As far as intros go. I'm not an Objectivist but I'm happy enough to know them and to connect to the aspirational elements of the teachings. I'm not interested in moochers or blaming, just in living the best life I can for myself. I'm drawn to the joy of creation in Rands books. Not so into condemnation of others. We haven't got to the dystopia of Atlas yet. And tbh I am fairly socialist too with a small s. I like taxation and don't feel it steals from the rich to do it. Overall more of a Willers than a Galt. Feel most affinity to Roark really although I'm like Keating in wanting to be liked. I admire my wife who plain doesn't care about Joe publics opinion. I always joke that despite the fact I read Rand I think my wife would buy it more.
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