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  1. This article from 4 years ago is eye opening: Perpetuating the Lie
  2. Strawman. It isn't about this at all. It's about being objective when comparing governments. Is it possible to evaluate two governments side by side or not? Is it possible to reason that Singapore is better than Venezuela?
  3. I must assume that you meant "that's NOT a reason to say capitalism fails for the pharmaceutical industry."
  4. Universals

    Interesting. What's the problem as you see it?
  5. Universals

    Is it proper to say that individual trees are not concepts they are just trees but the concept tree objectively refers to the particular trees? In the same way, a similarity (the common denominator that makes a tree a tree) is not a universal it is just a similarity but the universal (treeness) objectively refers to the similarity. Is that really all that hard when you think about it?
  6. Universals

    Particulars or concretes exist. How do you know universals do? Perhaps more to the point, how do you know that similarities are universals?
  7. The Law of Identity

    Ok but there are allegedly conscious states about the following: God, near death experience, astral projection, reincarnation. That's just off the top of my head. Isn't it special pleading to make sex transitioning an exception? You're an Objectivist for crying out loud. Act like one.
  8. Correcting the nonaggression "principle"

    What do you mean by that right? The right to property is a single right, not potentially a billion different little rights. Just one. Did you alienate your property rights? No. You only alienated an object. Rights don't refer to objects. You can still act to gain,keep, use and dispose of material values. That didn't change with any trade you choose to make. The only way you could alienate your rights is by enslaving yourself or killing yourself. I think Rand does object to that strongly.
  9. Correcting the nonaggression "principle"

    Oh no this isn't correct. A right to property, according to Rand, is: In your particular example, you exercised the right to dispose of the toothbrush. You also exercised the right to earn the money that paid for the toothbrush. You didn't alienate any right, you alienated the toothbrush.
  10. Correcting the nonaggression "principle"

    Two parties agree to trade. Party 1 makes the trade but Party 2 refuses to complete the trade. Party 2 is keeping Party 1's property by force. That's the indirect force. That seems simple enough. Am I missing something Invictus2017?
  11. You aren't paying attention. I'm NOT campaigning with anyone. I'm communicating and only if someone pushes their racism. Otherwise there is nothing to say. It's an option. I'm not going to ask anyone for permission to say it if I do. If I decide to say it then I will say it.
  12. It's up to me to decide that. It benefits me to remind a racist that it's ok to be (insert the color he doesn't like) anytime he tries to push his view. Otherwise I will not say a word. I'm not campaigning. I'm communicating.
  13. Is selfishness good because I say so or because it is so? Should I stop saying selfishness is a virtue because others think it's a vice? What's the difference? Is profit good or evil? If a nefarious political group started the meme "profits are good" should we stop saying it? How many examples do we need to illustrate the point?
  14. I'll denounce white supremacy until it goes away but what do I after that? The left is not going to believe me and they will call me a racist because I'm not one of them.
  15. To follow up on this, if you don't think this is true, consider this incident: