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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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    Conflicting Conclusions and therefore Conflict of Interest

    Easy Truth
    By Easy Truth,
    I have never been able to integrate the idea that "conflicts of interest do not occur between rational men". Although from an abstract (robotic sense), I can see that the inputs to a computer program will produce the same outputs (without random number generation of course). It sometimes can be interpreted as a form of determinism too. I have assumed that I don't understand it and put is aside. Based on the current presidential contest one can conclude that rational me

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Blog Roundup 1. Intrigued by Yaron Brook's discussion of the bad faith shown by the New York Times to the blogger Scott Alexander of Slate Star Codex fame, I have been meaning to take at look at that blog for some time. I haven't gotten to it yet, but I'll be ready when I do. That's because I came across a guide to Slate Star Codex (and its successor, Astral Codex Ten) by Jason Crawford, whose other blog, Roots of Progress, should be familiar to readers here. Here is Crawford on the question

    Where to put your money when your main concerns are protection against inflation and market crashes?

    happiness
    By happiness,
    If you have a significant amount of money you want to protect against societal insanity, we’re so you put it?

    Derek Chauvin Trial

    MisterSwig
    By MisterSwig,
    I plan to follow this trial closely and discuss the proceedings and evidence presented. Right now they are in the pre-trial and jury selection phase. Several YouTube channels are streaming the live feed from the courtroom. Here is one. One issue they're dealing with now is whether to allow evidence of Floyd's prior arrest in 2019. The prosecution wants to argue that during the 2020 incident he was not resisting arrest, he was rather "noncompliant" due to having a panic attack. But the defen

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